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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: 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

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

The 2000 National Climate Misassessment

...informing Americans about the grave perils of climate change in dozens of assessments, reports and special studies since 2000. This prodigious output includes four full-scale multi-volume National Assessment Reports, with...

10 Oct, 2021| Crystal Ball

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

Weather in Texas, climate in New York

...meteorologists and weather scientists gathered to share the latest research at the 103rd meeting of the American Meteorological Society. …Scientists are in consensus on the increasing frequency of extreme weather...

08 Feb, 2023| OP ED Watch

A bright future for U.S. blackouts

...is due to “extreme weather”? How about “extreme optimism” and “extreme unreality” blowing in from Balnibarbi? Including one of the Democrat commissioners saying ““On top of all of this, extreme...

29 May, 2024| News Roundup

Insurance and Climate Change

...at the global level. Roger Pielke Junior is an expert on climate and weather trends at Colorado State University. His research shows that global weather-related disaster losses as a share...

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

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

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

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 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

Lack of terrible weather not blamed on GHGs

...emissions, the better off we’ll all be.” As we noted last week, when the ferocious Tropical Storm Henri failed to make landfall as a hurricane in New England, the New...

08 Sep, 2021| News Roundup

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

We knew that they knew that we knew

...doesn’t really count as a lie since everybody knew they were lying, they knew we knew, and we knew they knew we knew. But notwithstanding all the lying they should...

16 Dec, 2020| News Roundup

Assessments of wind extremes in CMIP5 climate model hindcasts

...write that “projected extreme winds from GCMs exhibit statistically less significant trends compared to the historical reference period,” further noting that “a decline in the magnitude of mean and strong...

23 Jun, 2021| Science Notes

Extremist rhetoric

...sure enough, the CTV story presents a totally unbiased and disinterested assessment of the fact that “Extreme weather events are going to get more extreme going forward” from the totally...

22 May, 2024| 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

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

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

It never rains in climate California

...that has been hitting New England and other states. Many in New England woke up to neighborhoods blanketed in white Wednesday morning with 3 feet of snow recorded in Moriah,...

22 Mar, 2023| OP ED Watch

Ice wine, and not in a good way

...in New York City. A freak deep freeze in February had taken them out across New York State and other parts of the Northeast, buds shriveling on the branch as...

20 Mar, 2024| OP ED Watch

Scientists say

...Report on Weather Extremes, or SREX. It was a follow up to the 4th Assessment Report or AR4, and it was followed a year later by the 5th Assessment Report...

10 Mar, 2021| Science Notes

Stuff you're not allowed to know #3: extreme rainfall

A reminder that you are not supposed to read this paper on extreme weather trends now that your intellectual superiors have decreed that the implications of you knowing what’s in...

06 Sep, 2023| 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

The end of snow as we know it

...at National Geographic they explain “Why cold weather doesn’t mean climate change is fake” and, patting our cute but empty heads, inform us that “Weather and climate aren't the same...

24 Jan, 2024| News Roundup

Big Trouble in the Little Ice Age

...is it brings bad weather. But Fagan’s research paints a very different picture, namely that warming brought good weather and cooling was the problem. Narrator “The generally stable weather of...

05 Apr, 2022| Backgrounders

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

Hawaii has weather, Ohio has climate

...a news story that leads with “Worldwide and rapid trends towards a mini Ice Age are emerging from the first long term analyses of satellite weather pictures”. But we will...

15 Dec, 2021| News Roundup

Just more weather

...the Tass news agency said. The storms were part of a weather system that created blizzard-like conditions in Romania, Moldova, Bulgaria and Serbia on Sunday, dumping snow and causing power...

06 Dec, 2023| OP ED Watch

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

Climatey weather snow thingy

...1966 paralyzed much of the east from Alabama to New England. Over 100 inches of snow fell in 5 days around Oswego New York.” And yet, he added, “Climate extremists...

23 Nov, 2022| News Roundup

On the origin of extreme climatic events

...extreme climate events require extreme forcings? Geophysical Research Letters 40: 3440-3445. What was done In further exploring this subject, Kumar et al. addressed it within the context of the severe...

23 Aug, 2023| Science Notes

Suddenly cold weather isn't so cool

In mid-December the New York Times reported that “Survivors Face Subzero Temperatures After Quake Kills Over 120 in China”. Knowing how the Times considers any news of warm weather as...

17 Jan, 2024| 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

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

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

Didn't tell you so

...matters worse, Libyans are especially vulnerable. ‘Libya is ill-prepared to handle the effects of climate change and extreme weather,’ said Malak Altaeb, an environmental expert.” What has climate change to...

20 Sep, 2023| News Roundup

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

Climate hypocrite of the week

...the Royal New Zealand Navy and the New Zealand Army.” Where exactly it plans to transport the New Zealand Army to is not obvious. And while we do not wish...

30 Nov, 2022| OP ED Watch

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

...out, but otherwise verbatim, starting with its summary statement: “the assessment of observed trends in the magnitude of runoff, streamflow, and flooding remains challenging, due to the spatial heterogeneity of...

01 Dec, 2021| Science Notes

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

We'll all be weathered in our beds

...coast.” Under threat? What does that even mean? Well, there could be weather, you see. Or rather, there is weather, since with climate alarmism the doom that looms is also...

17 Apr, 2024| OP ED Watch

That's IFAR enough

...to measure the costs from extreme weather events that can be attributed to your gas stove, i.e. greenhouse gas emissions. “FAR” stands for “Fraction of Attributable Risk”, as in attributable...

08 Nov, 2023| Science Notes

Mind-blowing hogwash

...Unmoored/ The weather of catastrophe is here” soon went on to detail how “unmoored” California’s weather has always been, from Joan Didion’s 1968 “Los Angeles weather is the weather of...

28 Feb, 2024| News Roundup

Name that weather

...climate change. But it is worth noting that the shortage is attributed by supermarkets to… bad weather in Spain and North Africa. Any particular kind of bad weather? When the...

08 Mar, 2023| News Roundup

Here came the flood

...every news outlet clangs in the aftermath of a weather disaster, such as the New York Times (“European Floods Are Latest Sign of a Global Warming Crisis”) or NBC news...

21 Jul, 2021| News Roundup

Credit where due: new data, new conclusions

...to their great credit, wrote a letter to the editor of the journal that published their paper and said “When we add these new years to the previous results, the...

28 Feb, 2024| Science Notes

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

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

Symptoms include headaches, irritability

...origin of increased temperature extremes would also be evident in long-term trends of extreme temperatures, but such trends do not exist.” Such trends do not exist. It is not happening...

17 Nov, 2021| OP ED Watch

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

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

What is that thing?

...says: “Climate is the general weather over a long period. This can include rainfall, temperature, snow or any other weather condition. We usually define a region’s climate over a period...

10 Apr, 2024| OP ED Watch

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

Nature blue in rain and flood

...Minister and Premier of British Columbia announce new committee to address extreme weather and climate resilience in the province”. Oh really? What prompted you to get onto that issue? That...

01 Dec, 2021| OP ED Watch

Is it wet or dry down here?

...or at least New South Wales is, and you guessed it. All climate change all the time and all your fault. New Scientist charges in as well, describing the flooding...

23 Mar, 2022| OP ED Watch

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

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

#Gettingworse: severe storms and tornadoes

...activity in the U.S. is trending down, not up as the alarmists claim without checking. Specifically the IPCC’s latest “Assessment Report”, called AR6 for short, said: “Observed trends in severe...

20 Mar, 2024| Science Notes

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

In tomorrow's news... doom may loom

...not prepared for the rapidly growing climate risks it faces, the European Environment Agency (EEA) has said in its first risk assessment. From wildfires burning down homes to violent weather...

20 Mar, 2024| 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

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

It's always hot somewhere

The eyes of alarmist media are on Texas right now because it is having, of all things, hot weather in mid-summer. Which is apparently due to “global” warming although for...

05 Jul, 2023| OP ED Watch

Storm (lack of) warning

...deniers little better than Flat Earthers. But when it comes to the supposed link between a warming planet and increases in extreme weather, including new New Brunswick Liberal leader Kevin...

08 May, 2019| Science Notes

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

Now that we have made you miserable...

...and extreme weather events to global warming and climate change. More recently, by putting these events into context with the past, researchers have revealed clearer connections. This has allowed us...

01 Mar, 2023| News Roundup

Don't they know history?

...the New York Times gushes: “To climate scientists, it comes as no surprise that unabated emissions of greenhouse gases caused global warming to reach new highs. What researchers are still...

17 Jan, 2024| OP ED Watch

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

Follow the science deep into left field

...The Conversation offering a “Welcome to the new abnormal” had the gall to claim that: “The most recent international climate assessment from the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change...

12 Apr, 2023| OP ED Watch

Free lack of money

...U.S. emissions in half by 2030 as part of Paris climate pact”. And the New York Times news department high-fives him too: “In a show of renewed commitment after four...

28 Apr, 2021| News Roundup

No, not that Antarctic ice

...bad weather but also was not: “as the wall was being built, human-caused climate change was getting under way, piling new heat and energy into the global climate system which...

24 Apr, 2024| OP ED Watch

Precautionary principle, RIP

...or not. It’s suddenly trendy. And it’s not a new or fringe idea. Back in September 2022 Newsweek asked “Could Refreezing North and South Poles Reverse Global Warming?” That nobody...

18 Oct, 2023| News Roundup

Eco-Colonialism: The Green Man's Burden

...fan in hot weather, no heater in cold weather, no refrigerator, and no cell phone. Which is not something to laugh at if you live in a county where the...

02 May, 2023| Backgrounders

Saved by our valiant leaders, again and again

...Prime Minister of New Zealand who stepped in when Jacinda Ardern collapsed with “Canada and New Zealand enjoy a close relationship based on strong ties between our people, common values,...

01 Feb, 2023| OP ED Watch

My way or the highway

...no new roads for the growing population” while a National Post headline complained “Steven Guilbeault’s latest command – no new roads for all the electric cars”, which is a particularly...

21 Feb, 2024| OP ED Watch

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

Long-term Trends in Global Gross Primary Productivity

...of seven U.S. scientists employed a series of 11 offline and 13 fully coupled state-of-the-art Earth system models to reconstruct historical trends in GPP over the period 1901 to 2010....

26 Aug, 2020| Science Notes

Eurasian snowfall trends of the past two decades

...report "the variation in snow phenology in the large part of Eurasia is spatially heterogeneous," with some regions showing increasing trends, some showing decreasing trends, with the large majority of...

21 Oct, 2020| 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

The future is now, or something

...the extreme weather our fossil fuel use has unleashed. Thus NBC mixes up present and future with “Chinese farmers hit by floods and drought say extreme weather is getting worse/...

22 Nov, 2023| OP ED Watch

English weather

...heat waves are going to be normal and we will see even stronger extremes.’” And speaking of scorched, one news outlet jumped on the Pearl Jam story to holler that...

27 Jul, 2022| News Roundup

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

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

Causality is a difficult concept

...it, Bill McKibben rants about “the increasingly extreme weather that will be driven by climate breakdown.” Driven by it, please note. Not described by it. But increasingly extreme weather isn’t...

27 Mar, 2024| OP ED Watch

Unless it doesn't

...above the 1991-2020 average of 14 per year. On Wednesday, the Weather Channel upped the ante with a new estimate of 24 named storms. AccuWeather Lead Hurricane Forecaster Alex DaSilva...

08 May, 2024| 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

Anatomy of a hurricane scare

...was all for Idalia as major disaster: “Some 20 million Americans woke up on Monday to the news that they have just one full day to prepare for Tropical Storm...

06 Sep, 2023| News Roundup

No skyscrapers for you

No skyscrapers for you New York City mayor Bill de Blasio just struck a mighty blow against his own city, if not climate change, by banning the construction of glass-and-steel...

01 May, 2019| News Roundup

Green baloney

In the National Post Rex Murphy lowers the boom on the new American left’s “Green New Deal”, crediting Ocasio-Cortez for being “a Greener who says what is on the Green...

20 Feb, 2019| OP ED Watch

Bad news if you hate vegetables

...study day in and day out. The science went this way so it didn’t make the news. But it is news, and it’s good news. Steam, butter and share accordingly....

13 May, 2020| Science Notes

Sold to the highest bidder

...instead of once. And, Somini Sengupta, the Times’s global climate correspondent, will be your new guide to the latest news and ideas as the newsletter’s lead writer. Please stay tuned...

23 Feb, 2022| OP ED Watch

Unsettling the apple cart V: Koonin on Precipitation Perils

...into the larger topic of precipitation trends, and specifically questions related to trends in snowfall, rainfall, droughts, flooding and wildfires. Here Koonin makes a radical departure from just about every...

18 Aug, 2021| Koonin

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

The incredible vanishing U.S. tornado losses

...assessments of the IPCC and US National Climate Assessment. Why is this literature ignored? Misinformation on extreme weather and disasters sits out in plain sight, and is easily refuted –...

22 Nov, 2023| Science Notes

All the drought that's fit to drink

...arrived. If some clown in a newsroom were to entertain their colleagues by a wacky check of, say, the latest IPCC Assessment Report, they’d find this sort of soporific prose:...

31 Jan, 2024| News Roundup

Having your Alberta and eating it too

...of fire retardant on glib claims of climate-driven trends in the kinds of weather that promotes forest fire (pp. 172-173): “The Canadian Forest Fire Weather Index (FWI) System is a...

14 Jun, 2023| News Roundup

When the IPCC misrepresents the IPCC's reports

...extreme events... [including] compound flooding in some locations.” Then in the Working Group 2 report they threw caution even further into the swollen river and said “Extreme weather events causing...

23 Aug, 2023| Science Notes

Rainstorms, eh?

...say there were zero trends anywhere. But whenever data are highly variable you get apparent trends, even with coin flips, just as in a trackless forest you find things that...

05 Jun, 2019| 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

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

That was the year that will have been

...record…. 2024 may be even hotter than the ‘gobsmackingly’ hot 2023, which featured extreme – and often deadly – weather and climate events around the globe.” We don’t want to...

10 Jan, 2024| News Roundup

Soaking Man

...specific weather events to climate change instead of just going well, sometimes we just get bad weather. Thus: “As firefighters and other first responders battle an unprecedented summer of fires,...

13 Sep, 2023| OP ED Watch

Here now, and coming soon

...insurance company stopped writing new policies in California. That extreme weather, whether it be wind and storm or smoke and fire, is playing havoc on the insurance market is an...

20 Sep, 2023| OP ED Watch

So about those floods

...(Which also raises the question how seriously ordinary people take claims that we live in a period of relentless extreme weather disasters or, as the New York Times chortled, “Climate...

28 Jul, 2021| OP ED Watch

Tidbits

The climate “crisis” in a nutshell: Reuters “Sustainable Switch” emails “African leaders called this week for rich countries to commit record contributions to new financing, amid rising extreme weather events...

08 May, 2024| 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

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

...tourist industry and New South Wales, Australia, may actually have a white Christmas albeit not at sea level. As for the United States, well, imagine the news stories about climate...

21 Dec, 2022| News Roundup

Debate ends, spike at 11

...for the recent warming seen over the past 100 years, new research suggests. In one of three new studies published in the journals Nature and Nature Geoscience, researchers found that...

31 Jul, 2019| News Roundup

Frogs and fake news

...have been news to some, including those who report the news. But if you followed the skeptical blogosphere you knew a decade ago that a fungus was the likely culprit....

10 Apr, 2019| Science Notes

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

The fire and brimstone snoozefest

...in New York City, followed by the UN Climate Ambition Summit on September 20, 2023 in New York City, along with, as the New York Times “Climate Forward” boasted, “A...

27 Sep, 2023| OP ED Watch

Governing is Ardern she thought

One politician who seems to have become exhausted by their efforts to remake the world through soothingly inspiring rhetoric is the Prime Minister of New Zealand. Jacinda Ardern just quit...

25 Jan, 2023| OP ED Watch

Don't answer the phone

...75%. Why aren’t they? Well, the Times comes clean to its readers. They cost way too much: “An assortment of recent obstacles to projects in New York, New Jersey and...

08 Nov, 2023| News Roundup

Yes they really mean it

...snidely that “hitting its climate goals will require a total reversal of New Zealand’s current trajectory. New Zealand is one of the world’s worst performers on emission increases. Its emissions...

16 Jun, 2021| News Roundup

You've just gotta believe

The New York Times “Climate Forward” tells us triumphantly that “Biden Administration Issues Rules Aimed at Phasing Out Gas Cars/ The regulations, designed to ensure that most new cars and...

27 Mar, 2024| OP ED Watch

Red America turning blue with cold

...gas operations; developing rigorous new fuel economy standards aimed at ensuring 100 per cent of new sales for light- and medium-duty vehicles will be zero emissions and annual improvements for...

09 Nov, 2022| News Roundup

Net zero hope

...going to zero in 2050 that Newfoundland’s minister should be fantasizing over. Here’s something to chew on: Newfoundland itself might not be around in 2050. There might not be a...

03 Jun, 2020| OP ED Watch

The last thing we want is a solution

...Canary Media starts rather gloomily that “The Biden administration is poised to propose new regulations for coal- and gas-burning power plants, which could breathe new life into a long-beleaguered technology.”...

10 May, 2023| OP ED Watch

We've seen this movie before

...uptick in climate news each time the conference rolls around, much of it from the conference itself.” We beg to differ. First, it seems to us that the newspapers are...

06 Dec, 2023| News Roundup

By the way we might all be wrong

...that we honestly doubt some of this language means anything. For instance “Successive IPCC reports have given assessments of the level of anthropogenic global warming, but no equivalent assessment of...

21 Dec, 2022| OP ED Watch

Back to IPCC AR6

...East. A detailed assessment of the recent regional precipitation trends using the same datasets can be found in the Atlas. Global trends for 1980–2019 show a general increase in annual...

10 Nov, 2021| Science Notes

Exploring African Vegetation Change Since 1982

...category/direction are depicted in Figure 1. The most striking feature of the accompanying figure is the domination of green shading, indicative of monotonic increasing trends and positive reversal trends, both...

14 Oct, 2020| Science Notes

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

Jusssst trusssst us

...herd of independent minds again) are involved with the IPCC’s 6th Assessment Report whose excellence they find so excellent. This new attitude toward authority among those who think they have...

12 Jul, 2023| OP ED Watch

Warm regards

...Plus extreme rainfall went down in cities. Nevertheless to the CBC it’s the predictable horror show, and we must slash emissions now, though the new report helpfully says doing so...

03 Apr, 2019| News Roundup

Anthropogenic influence on extreme rainfall

...on several occasions that Environment and Climate Change Canada cannot find evidence of increasing trends in Canadian extreme precipitation, nor have other researchers looking at the US and elsewhere. But...

01 Jul, 2020| Science Notes

New evidence of climate model hot biases Part II

...red dots show the size of the model warming trends and the blue line is the observed warming trend. All the high-ECS and medium-ECS trends are above the observed trend....

13 Apr, 2022| Uncategorized

Now rain is dangerous

...find all kinds of stories of extreme weather as far back as there were newspapers. Oddly, in Britain it has also been raining. No really. The famously damp chilly island...

06 Sep, 2023| News Roundup

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

Time to panic

...or less evenly ever since including in the last 50 years. So there is nothing new about a gentle rise in the oceans, and no new surge either. (There are...

30 Oct, 2019| 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

We'll see your glacier and raise you an ocean

The New York Times “Climate Fwd.” piles on with “See how the Antarctic is signaling major climate disruption”. Apparently sophisticated new “autonomous water-measuring floats” are letting us study it for...

22 Dec, 2021| 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

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

So about that heat

...measuring temperatures outside those local hotspots? Heck no. Instead the New York Times “Climate Forward” chipped in a tale of “How extreme heat affects workers and the economy” that featured...

23 Aug, 2023| 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

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

Court jesters

...Sharon Kimathi complained in the newsletter about “influential newspapers in Switzerland” that: “criticized the climate change ruling against the Swiss government, saying it risked undermining democracy and the political clout...

17 Apr, 2024| News Roundup

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

Another glorious climate triumph

...and wildfires. We are taking measures to make Canadians safer by providing better early warnings of extreme weather events, and we’re also tackling the emissions that are fueling climate extremes.”...

15 May, 2024| News Roundup

The IPCC would have you know

...the climate emergency. You may have missed that they just released Volume II of their 6th Assessment Report called “Climate Change 2022: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability” since, Climate Home News...

09 Mar, 2022| News Roundup

The Nostradamus Times

...extreme temperatures can bring.” The last point, of course, isn’t a prediction. And it’s wrong. The world has seen a precipitous drop in deaths from extreme weather in the last...

31 May, 2023| News Roundup

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

Oh snap!

...Environment and Climate Change Canada who uses climate models to figure out whether certain extreme weather events can be linked to climate change.” And: “‘In general, cold extremes are becoming...

24 Jan, 2024| News Roundup

Semi-apology from CDN

...quantities, 10 times as many lives will be saved from reducing cold weather risks than will be lost due to increasing hot weather extremes. CDN expresses its sincere apologies for...

02 Aug, 2023| Science Notes

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

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

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

The ghost of weather stations past

...Administration, a major alarmist U.S. government agency with an annual budget of over $6 billion, reports data from something like 777 U.S. weather stations that actually don’t exist any more....

10 Jan, 2024| OP ED Watch

That old thing again?

...that rapid Arctic warming has ripple effects elsewhere around the planet. The warming alters the Earth’s atmosphere in ways that scientists believe can affect extreme weather events and other climate...

21 Jun, 2023| News Roundup

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

As the Earth boils

...vast majority of affected humans, including the writer and their friends, are surviving without trouble, partly by taking breaks in warmer places than where they live. Or the New York...

23 Aug, 2023| OP ED Watch

We'll take it

...New York City area. Global warming has produced more extreme weather patterns in much of the world, according to climate scientists.” Not including the IPCC, but why quibble? The main...

11 Oct, 2023| News Roundup

We have ways to make you notice

In case you were tired of wall-to-wall climate coverage regardless of whatever else is happening, Brodie Fenlon, “editor in chief and executive director of daily news for CBC News” at...

27 Apr, 2022| News Roundup

In today's climate news...

The big story is, supposedly, COP28 gathering to bicker and waste time as a stirring prelude to COP29. But what’s this? The New York Times “Climate Forward” whimpers that “It’s...

15 Nov, 2023| News Roundup

New CDN Feature: Everybody Knows

We’re starting a new feature here at CDN where we take on some common truisms about global warming that everybody knows, which turn out to be wrong or misleading on...

17 Aug, 2022| Science Notes

The stars foretell doom

...when the ferocious Tropical Storm Henri failed to make landfall as a hurricane in New England, nobody went “Oh yeah, not such a big deal.” Instead the New York Times...

01 Sep, 2021| News Roundup

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

Global greening is the real Green New Deal

...bigger tastier veggies, comes in a new peer-reviewed journal article, summarized by Patrick Michaels at Judith Curry’s Climate Etc. blog, showing that the rise in atmospheric CO2 has yielded a...

20 May, 2020| Science Notes

Rats, a fanatic

...beyond New York: Cities such as Philadelphia, Chicago and Los Angeles are also confronting outbreaks.” Which makes it hard to ascribe to factors particular to New York including these famous...

29 May, 2019| News Roundup

Environmental cases

In what the Manhattan Contrarian rightly labels “Comedy Gold,” a new climate fad is to signal one’s virtue by seeking psychological help to prevent a nervous breakdown over “the state...

18 May, 2022| Uncategorized

Pay no attention to the failure everywhere else

...fossil fuel-powered electricity. Plus, there is a risk of more natural gas generation of electricity in the coming years in most provinces without new federal and provincial regulations.” Risk, you...

14 Sep, 2022| News Roundup

No longer the canary in the coal mine

...period 1979-2014, Turner et al. (2016) reported a switch from warming during 1979-1997 to cooling thereafter (1999-2014). And now, in 2017, we have a third assessment of recent temperature trends...

09 Sep, 2020| Science Notes

IPCC AR6: Tropical Troposphere warm bias, unspun edition

...of the time period considered, and the role of biases in Sea Surface Temperature trends in contributing to this bias. Several studies since AR5 have continued to demonstrate an inconsistency...

22 Sep, 2021| Science Notes

Further confirmation Southern Ocean sea ice is expanding

...sea ice trends. The only negative trend witnessed is in the Bellingshausen-Amundsen Seas, where trends have become less negative in recent years due to advancements in sea ice extent occurring...

06 Apr, 2022| Science Notes

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

Declining trends in recent Australian fire activity

...Terra and Aqua satellites, which they say allows for “a more consistent and comprehensive evaluation” of fire trends. Using such data, fire count numbers were derived from an active fire...

09 Feb, 2022| Science Notes

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

#GettingWorse: Global GHG emission trends

...simply are not on the extreme upward course the IPCC keeps claiming, and that means neither are climate damages. The data come from a useful tool provided by Resources for...

17 Apr, 2024| Science Notes

#GettingWorse: Sea level rise edition

...a 700 page assessment prepared by a 10-agency consortium than we would in a brief report written by Sam and Pete down at the weather office. Weinkle’s paper reinforces this...

29 May, 2024| Science Notes

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

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

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

New evidence of climate model hot biases Part I

Professor Nicola Scaffeta of the University of Naples Department of Earth Sciences has just published a detailed, peer-reviewed assessment of the latest generation of global climate models. He begins by...

06 Apr, 2022| Science Notes

Fire burn and ocean bubble

...phenomenon that influences weather patterns around the world. After an unusually long period of La Niña, one of ENSO’s two extreme phases, the Earth returned to its neutral phase at...

05 Jul, 2023| OP ED Watch

#GettingWorse: Extreme wetness in the US

...so if it gets warmer extreme levels of rainfall must go up. The convenient thing about a prediction like that is that if a bad storm happens the scientists can...

03 Apr, 2024| 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

Remember Portland?

...it’s not just a question of extreme cold in New Brunswick in 2018, or in Eastern Europe in 2012, or in Asia in 2002-03. (Or indeed in Europe earlier this...

14 Jul, 2021| News Roundup

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

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

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

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

More evidence of things not seen

...new ways to communicate the risks of extreme temperatures…. More than a week ago, temperature records were set in Mississippi and Texas, after conditions reached nearly 100 degrees Fahrenheit in...

08 Jun, 2022| OP ED Watch

Believing is seeing

...they see. Not climate breakdown, not unprecedented weather, and certainly not a warm winter. They see dangerously high energy prices. As a story in news.co.uk just whined, “Climate change: UK...

12 Jan, 2022| OP ED Watch

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

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

Tidbits

...calls it the ‘most extreme event’ in climate history… ‘Thousands of records are being brutalized all over Asia, which is by far the most extreme event in world climatic history,’...

15 May, 2024| News Roundup

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

In case you were worried we would miss out

...for 51% of the province’s total generation in 2019.” Blast. (As in furnace.) New Brunswick does better from the Guilbeault point of view: “In 2019, approximately 38% of New Brunswick’s...

21 Sep, 2022| News Roundup

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

Prove it

...now is the test, and its results are necessarily hugely ambiguous. Some people think not. They say the huge increases in extreme weather prove that we’ve busted the planet. Which...

20 Sep, 2023| OP ED Watch

You'll never guess

Oh yes you will. A big scary headline says the earth is warming faster than settled science said. Actually, not quite: only inside climate models. Science magazine says “New climate...

24 Apr, 2019| News Roundup

Weird, it's cold in winter again

...old head and wonder if cold weather can come out of nowhere, even brutally. As we’ve observed before, the science is totally settled on climate while weather is mysterious. And...

08 Nov, 2023| News Roundup

Alberta on fire, must be you-know-what

...and stepping up to help get the devastating wildfires under control. With thousands displaced from their homes and incalculable damages, Canadians are on the front lines of extreme weather events...

24 May, 2023| 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

...events are ignored or dismissed as “weather", and when the warm events turn out not to have happened the newspapers don’t run big headlines saying “Sorry, we panicked”. Are there...

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

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

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

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

Hottest day ever... since 1979... models say

...1979, leaving out the 1930s, the Roman Warm Period, the Holocene Climatic Optimum and anything else inconvenient. Of course all these news outfits are running essentially the same story. They’re...

12 Jul, 2023| 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

Have a cool one

...climate change as an emergency, some are still migrating into harm’s way. America’s coastlines and desert cities continue to swell with new arrivals and new housing developments.” Right. Almost as...

25 Nov, 2020| News Roundup

Mental gridlock

...issue a number of times recently, including people claiming something called “climate change” is making the weather different instead of grasping that the weather becoming different, for better, worse or...

24 Apr, 2024| News Roundup

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

RCP with your coffee?

...all-news-is-bad-news landing: “as Alejandra Borunda writes for us, when University of Nebraska researchers recently analyzed how yields have improved in that Corn Belt state since 2005, they reached a surprising...

09 Feb, 2022| News Roundup

If only they knew that they don't know

A “news” item also labeled “Business” in The Washington Post recently complained that “an energy crisis and $5 gas aren’t spurring a green revolution”. They seem annoyed that a lack...

29 Jun, 2022| News Roundup

Vultures circle collapsed building

Referring to the horrific condominium collapse in Surfside, Florida NBC news noted “Local officials appeared to have few ideas so far about what may have caused the 136-unit building to...

30 Jun, 2021| News Roundup

And Socrates thought he knew nothing

...We are moving full steam ahead with an ambitious climate plan.” But outside the suffocating world of computer models and press releases it’s extremely important that they don’t know what...

26 Apr, 2023| OP ED Watch

Green New Deal is free

Another major leap forward into fantasy from the Deep Ecologists. In response to criticism from Jonah Goldberg of the prohibitive cost of the Green New Deal (and now would not...

20 May, 2020| OP ED Watch

EVs are a blast

...are disturbingly prone to burst savagely into flames. As JoNova recently pointed out, six people have died in New York in 2022 alone in house fires started by humble e-bikes....

16 Nov, 2022| OP ED Watch

Moooving right along

...consequential impacts”) and what you find usually isn’t pretty. New Zealand is. But even those who have watched The Lord of the Rings, several times, may not grasp that New...

19 Oct, 2022| OP ED Watch

Bad news for the Obamas

...easy. But stay tuned because “New research Pettit presented to a meeting of the American Geophysical Union in New Orleans suggests the final collapse of the ice shelf may occur...

22 Dec, 2021| News Roundup

New balance

...helping to reduce emissions and develop new, cleaner technologies and energy sources.” The strategy of borrowing the alarmists’ slogans and conceding their assumptions then hoping everyone will somehow nevertheless come...

18 Mar, 2020| News Roundup

A new theory of budgeting

...more effective than lumbering dinosaur fossil fuels, and they still do, like so many people indignantly lecturing us on social media. Consider this news story from the Guardian in late...

26 Oct, 2022| OP ED Watch

It's official, the models are getting warmer

...mere planet seems incapable of: get a lot hotter. Yes, the new 6th-generation suite of climate models apparently has some impressive new tweaks and features, such as being able to...

29 Apr, 2020| Science Notes

Long live the King, provided...

...when it’s climate alarmism they’re suddenly wishing he’d wave his sceptre. It turns out that the new Prince of Wales, William, did attend Climate Week in New York. Though we...

05 Oct, 2022| OP ED Watch

But if EVs are the future...

...grids. That’s the warning from a new report that finds there will be truly massive future power needs for EV charging in New York and Massachusetts, two states that have...

14 Dec, 2022| News Roundup

And all you'd have to do...

...not write headlines, for better or worse, the CBC nailed it with this one “U.S. climate summit: Canada needs new and better policies, not another round of target bingo”. Bingo...

28 Apr, 2021| OP ED Watch

Breaking bad news

According to [news source] an [iconic thing] in [an iconic place] is going to get it because of climate change. Fill in the blanks and reprint as needed. This time...

15 Apr, 2020| News Roundup

A new year's resolution

...better by absorbing CO2 more efficiently, so both existing and new plants draw more of it from the air. When there’s less CO2, plants die back and less CO2 is...

10 Jan, 2024| OP ED Watch

Get away from my pension

...pensions are among the biggest shareholders in a modern economy. In this case the New York City Employees’ Retirement System, the Teachers’ Retirement System of the City of New York,...

07 Jun, 2023| OP ED Watch

Unsettling the apple cart IV: Koonin on tempest terrors

...And at the heart of the problem are the various official “assessment reports”, which Koonin says present a summary “spin” inconsistent with their own findings, and of the underlying research....

04 Aug, 2021| Koonin

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

Shellenberger's Apostasies Episode 1: Wildfire Trends

...about wildfires (which you can see collected at this link). Our assessment of his statement: Likely True. A scientific paper on global wildfire measurement published in 2016 gives not only...

08 Jul, 2020| Science Notes

Recent drought trends in Somalia (1980-2015)

...has remained elusive, as multiple historical studies have revealed there has been no long-term change in drought trends over the modern era of rising CO2 (see, for example, the many...

16 Dec, 2020| Science Notes

IPCC Trends Atlas: Egypt Edition

...dust storms, nada: Finally coastal flooding trends are... zero: Not that any of this will stop the usual suspects from claiming what they want to claim to get the room...

09 Nov, 2022| Science Notes

Quis custodiet ipsos fact chuckers?

...Industrial Revolution?” and gotten, oh, say, 1760 not 1850. Facts, you know. Ideally AFP, being a news outlet, would employ people who already knew something about James Watt, for instance...

26 Jan, 2022| News Roundup

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

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

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

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

Bad prediction rising

...an unprecedented cocktail of dangerous air and ocean conditions – and is likely to be extremely active, Axios extreme weather expert Andrew Freedman reports.” And you guessed it: “The big...

29 May, 2024| OP ED Watch

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

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

#GettingWorse: Extreme Dryness in the US

...from lack of moisture, not from too much. Or both because the problem is “extreme weather” and anything will do. OK, we’ll go to the same source and check for...

10 Apr, 2024| Science Notes

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

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

Climate change comes for your unbuilt road

...and extremes, humidity, maximum and minimum temperature means and extremes, surface winds, jet stream’s location and strength and so on), producing negative cascading effects to ecosystems and the human communities...

15 Mar, 2023| News Roundup

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

Greta of Arc

...confirmed that humans are making irreversible changes to our planet and extreme weather will only become more severe. This news is a “code red for humanity,” said the United Nations...

25 Aug, 2021| 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

Hawildfires

...leave permanent impacts on the land… With climate change, he said, we’re only going to see more of this kind of extreme weather.” Except all the places where we see...

23 Aug, 2023| News Roundup

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

Net minus

...net minus, it’s now sweeping the world too. Just as we were finishing the draft of this newsletter, The Economist’s “The Climate Issue” newsletter chimed in unselfconsciously with: “Much of...

25 Jan, 2023| OP ED Watch

It's going to have been hot

Oh no. “El Niño is forecast to return in 2023. Here’s what it means for extreme weather and global warming” says Euronews.green. And the short answer should be “nothing” since...

19 Apr, 2023| OP ED Watch

Tidbits

...The allegedly right-wing GB News station shrieks “UK weather forecast: Urgent ‘Danger to life’ warning in force before scorching temperatures strike”. Holy cow. What? Deadly heat waves in Britain in...

17 Apr, 2024| News Roundup

Polls polls and more polls

...Goldstein wrote: “a Leger poll released this week found that while 72% of Canadians are worried about climate change, 74% believe that extreme weather events are linked to it and...

08 Nov, 2023| 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

Those weren't the days

...the mid-1870s related to extreme weather and climate – That equates to about 4% of global population. Today, that same proportion of the world’s population would be over 320 million...

31 Jan, 2024| News Roundup

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

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

Oh that energy crisis

...ways to make it worse. Thus the New York Times chortles “California to Ban the Sale of New Gasoline Cars/ The decision, to take effect by 2035, will very likely...

31 Aug, 2022| 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

...“when a 100-year-old combined sewer pipe was connected to a newly constructed storm sewer.” Now if you’re wondering who monitors water quality, why, it’s the government. Who builds and maintains...

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

...to New England including storm-related traffic deaths and what NBC called “bone-chilling temperatures” that set records from Oklahoma to Wisconsin to Illinois. The explanation for this phenomenon, which the climate...

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

Scorching, scorching, gone

...in case it never does, consider also NBC’s “news” story that: “The combination of extreme high temperatures and poor air quality from Canadian wildfires and other sources of air pollution...

30 Aug, 2023| OP ED Watch

The not so great green fleet

...to New Guinea in World War II, and from Murmansk to Cape Horn. And guess what, kids? There was climate back then too. And terrible weather. But in another sense...

22 Jun, 2022| OP ED Watch

Weather modification, Mexican edition

No, contrails are not mind control. And no, the world’s governments are not secretly changing the weather in some vast Davos-centred cabal. If they were, do you seriously think it...

10 May, 2023| 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: Atmospheric Rivers, Unspun Edition

The terrible flooding on Canada’s west coast has introduced a new term into the climate lexicon: “atmospheric river” or AR. ARs aren’t new, but the ability to track them with...

24 Nov, 2021| Science Notes

So about that meat...

...New World won’t arrive: “Without new regulations and bold political action. Without difficult cultural conversations. Without actual and sometimes uncomfortable change.” So there. You will be uncomfortable. And you will...

21 Feb, 2024| OP ED Watch

We the people in charge

...And if you can’t get enough of this stuff, they have a new “Subscriber-Only Newsletter” in which some guy obsessed with you-know-what will help those in the know “cope with...

06 Jul, 2022| News Roundup

If I could walk that way...

...cheap and easy pathways to Net Zero. Ergo UN Climate Summit News (not an official UN organization but a news aggregator) which recently Tweeted “According to the new report from...

27 Oct, 2021| OP ED Watch

If I had a trillion dollars...

...“The President’s plan includes $20 billion for a new program that will reconnect neighborhoods cut off by historic investments and ensure new projects increase opportunity, advance racial equity and environmental...

07 Apr, 2021| OP ED Watch

It worked so well back home

...to adopt the Green New Deal because “Capitalism is destroying our planet.” (Which doubtless explains China’s pristine environment, like that of the old Soviet Union.) Likewise the New York Times...

06 Mar, 2019| News Roundup

EV come EV go

...of new purchases”. The Wall Street Journal writes that “EV Sales Run Out of Juice in Europe as Germans Tighten Belts”. And in The Telegraph Lynne gets to the heart...

14 Feb, 2024| OP ED Watch

Green Wutopianism

We ask again: Is this really the moment? And once again someone thinks so: Ex-Environment Minister Catherine McKenna enthusiastically retweets a New York Times piece about how “Lockdowns and distancing...

08 Apr, 2020| OP ED Watch

In today's news... hey, why'd it go dark?

...Evans explains, new hydro projects look to flood thousands of hectares, with one in BC aiming to stretch for 83 kilometres, and even if you can find new sites for...

20 Mar, 2024| News Roundup

Cooling is a sign of warming

It is an established principle that all climate news is bad, and all bad news is climate. But still, Wired magazine takes it up a notch by wailing that “The...

02 Feb, 2022| News Roundup

Putting uncertainty on ice

...it, the new model explains everything. “How steep were the mountain slopes? Where did glaciers reach the sea? Did friction interfere with ice flow velocity? And how much? The new...

17 Mar, 2021| News Roundup

Mere security

...blunder into energy security despite our best efforts. The New York Times’ “Climate Forward” frets “Will this wartime surge end up creating a new generation of infrastructure that locks Europe...

30 Mar, 2022| OP ED Watch

Are you all fools?

The Canadian Press reports that “Ottawa says New Brunswick’s proposed carbon tax passes the federal smell test.” Instead of paying the national levy locals will pay a provincial one come...

18 Dec, 2019| OP ED Watch

Enough with that topic already?

...and some bad news. The good news is that a massive media project has been launched to talk about something else. The bad news is that they want non-stop discussion...

22 Apr, 2020| News Roundup

Past them trees

Bjorn Lomborg says when it comes to carbon emissions, we need to be very skeptical of government accounting. New Zealand, for instance, has consistently claimed success in meeting its carbon...

13 Mar, 2019| OP ED Watch

New series: #ECS in the real world

We’ve had plenty to say here at CDN about the elusive number known as Equilibrium Climate Sensitivity or ECS. If it’s a new topic for you please look at our...

18 Oct, 2023| Science Notes

New evidence for the Svensmark solar effect

...evidence wasn't strong enough one way or the other. The new study from Japan gets around this by looking at indirect evidence over a long geological interval. During the last...

17 Jul, 2019| Science Notes

A world leader in bad economics

...activity for the real kind and paying for it with fake money. What could go wrong? Well, lots of things. A new report from Canada’s Energy Regulator based on ludicrous...

28 Jun, 2023| News Roundup

Climate change ate my watch

...of the entire Earth,’ said study author Duncan Agnew, a geophysicist at the University of California at San Diego. ‘Things are happening that have not happened before.’” Leaving aside the...

03 Apr, 2024| News Roundup

Not in my back pasture

...challenge facing the international community and New Zealand” said Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern. Then she said agriculture is “incredibly important to New Zealand” which is true as the place has...

15 May, 2019| News Roundup

Speaking of messaging

...all seemed to have the same messaging memo: neither doom nor complacency, but optimistic urgency. Hence The Guardian’s “The new IPCC report offers not only hope, but practical solutions. Governments...

13 Apr, 2022| News Roundup

Just what we need

We were a bit surprised to hear, in the midst of the thunderous sound of foreheads hitting desks as people tried to read the new IPCC WG6, that Canada’s former...

13 Apr, 2022| OP ED Watch

So about those Chinese EVs

...across the world are planning to ban sales of new petrol and diesel cars, and to take older, gas-guzzling vehicles off the road. The Biden administration is proposing strict new...

26 Jul, 2023| OP ED Watch

Stop them if you've heard it before

...beneficial because it plugs the ugly gap in the store front, protecting the merchandise and sheltering customers and staff from inclement weather, something we already knew was worth the expense...

15 Mar, 2023| OP ED Watch

And iffn we don't buy 'em?

...to a new poll “a whopping 84 per cent of Canadians do not know what the ‘just transition’ plan actually is.” Which might be explained by its architects not knowing...

15 Feb, 2023| News Roundup

Sins of emission part 2

...more new policy, it is an argument for no new policy. And it is an argument for fixing the misleading models: Ultimately, there is no good reason why climate science...

26 Feb, 2020| Science Notes

Down with housing

...And as the climate changes, our housing is uniquely vulnerable. As the world emerges from a record year for climate disasters, damages have reached a new peak. This year, there...

29 Nov, 2023| OP ED Watch

The latest climate news from Gaza

...view of climate alarmism. Which made us take hostile notice of the Reuters “Sustainable Switch” newsletter on April 2 that said “This week opens with devastating news from Gaza as...

10 Apr, 2024| OP ED Watch

If only they were just in it for the money

The Manhattan Contrarian offers a skeptical look at America’s new “Fifth National Climate Assessment” produced by a bureaucratic hydra consisting of 14 major agencies all united in believing that humanity...

22 Nov, 2023| News Roundup

Dare you to post it on Facebook

...of direct observations, geographical inconsistencies in the trends, and dependencies of inferred trends on the index choice. Based on updated studies, AR4 conclusions regarding global increasing trends in drought since...

05 May, 2021| Science Notes

IPCC attributes non-existent hurricane trend to GHGs

...that (1) yes there are trends and (2) the trends are attributable to greenhouse gases. Pielke Jr. concludes something different: “The IPCC AR6 failed spectacularly on tropical cyclones in concluding...

03 May, 2023| Science Notes

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

Al Gore gets dried up in Davos

...no evidence of trends in droughts. Pielke Jr also discusses two new papers presenting very long historical time series of drought frequency in western Europe. One shows measurements of precipitation...

01 Mar, 2023| Science Notes

Man-made warming in China

From CO2Science: Significant urban heat islands have been observed in many cities. To date, much research has revealed urban heat islands are capable of introducing large and spurious warming trends...

23 Sep, 2020| Science Notes

Scientists say (6)

...for temperature monitoring were launched) to the trends simulated in climate models. The older generation of climate models are called “CMIP5” and the bigger, better, more expensive new ones are...

03 Feb, 2021| Science Notes

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

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

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

Some truly man-made warming

...ease with which downward trends become upward ones with every new revision gives any fair-minded observer considerable skepticism about the purity of the data. Blogger Tony Heller at realclimatescience.com has...

03 Jul, 2019| Science Notes

A half-century history of tornado-days in Missouri, USA

...The tornado-day time series for five of the six climatic divisions of Missouri revealed the presence of positive trends; however, none of these trends was statistically significant. For the sixth...

22 Nov, 2023| Science Notes

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

Dam nonsense

...the norm.” There’s that new normal again. But (as with our ongoing series on actual temperature trends in Canadian cities) Eschenbach examines actual monthly rainfall data in England and Wales...

21 Aug, 2019| OP ED Watch

Everybody knows: BC droughts are worse than ever

...compared to recent instrumental measurements of drought events including those in 2003 and 2009. Their findings? Drought is not new in BC: “Our findings suggest that since 1520, 21 droughts...

19 Oct, 2022| Science Notes

Help help Montreal is melting

...70-foot sloop with a crew of six). Then came a significant cooling to 1970, then another warming from 1970 to around 2000. These trends, incidentally, are hard to reconcile with...

13 Mar, 2019| News Roundup

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

Tidbits

Now that it’s fall, with characteristically large swings between warmth and cold it can be hard to keep track of what’s weather and what’s climate change. For instance GB News...

01 Nov, 2023| News Roundup

The end is nigh/here/out there

...Nations has issued its predictions for 2024… ‘The unfolding climate crisis and extreme weather events will undermine agricultural output and tourism, while geopolitical instability will continue to adversely impact several...

14 Feb, 2024| 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

Scientific snow job

...but to a more extreme level, with longer periods of dry weather when we’re not getting these storms. But when we do get these storms, they have the potential to...

03 May, 2023| OP ED Watch

All tipping points all the time

...John Shewchuk commented, “Funny how climate alarmists claim everything they see is extreme weather, while the vast majority of the rest of the planet is experiencing extreme climatic grandeur.” But...

31 Jan, 2024| OP ED Watch

You didn't really want that car

...like much, but it’s the primary driver of more extreme weather and a cascade of other dangerous effects from climate change. Under the current status quo, greenhouse gas emissions from...

15 Mar, 2023| News Roundup

Tidbits

All the news that’s fit to anticipate: NBC warns that “Early hurricane season forecast suggests extremely high number of storms” based on something that isn’t climate change but, of course,...

10 Apr, 2024| News Roundup

Glowing example of sanity

...approximately 95 km long by 20 km wide.” Yikes. So we think it good news that Ontario is talking about a new nuclear plant. We’re not getting giddy just yet....

12 Jul, 2023| News Roundup

The backlash lashes on

...in charge of public policy really believed they could improve the weather at minimal cost they are in a hole they dug themselves. As they also are if they knew...

14 Feb, 2024| 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

Tidbits

...at least the good stuff? Chocolate certainly gets it again, courtesy of The Atlantic and, of course, “extreme weather, heightened by climate change.” Plus a huge range of other stuff...

24 Apr, 2024| News Roundup

Glad you asked

...an option, UN panel says… the frequency and severity of extreme weather in recent years points to new instabilities in the global patterns of ocean currents and atmospheric jet streams....

25 Oct, 2023| News Roundup

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

The last of us, climate edition

...is increasingly wide swings between extremely wet and extremely dry conditions,’ said Daniel Swain, a climate scientist at University of California, Los Angeles. Humans are finding it difficult to adapt...

13 Mar, 2024| News Roundup

Far be it from me to mention your criminal record

...the New York Times’ “Climate Fwd.” newsletter recently wrote that “It’s been unusually hot recently in some scorching-hot parts of the world. And it’s been unusually hot in places that...

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

Colour us skeptical

GB News, an ostensibly conservative British news organization, has taken a page from the alarmist handbook of temperature map colouring, using this map to illustrate a coming swing to temperatures...

03 May, 2023| News Roundup

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

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

What little we know

...why are views like his so unpopular? One reason is that “the media always love disasters. Disasters sell newspapers. They also sell television and good news does not…. The media...

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

Tidbits

...Fine. Now apply that analysis to those who claim all bad weather events are due to climate change, climate skepticism is a lavishly-funded “Exxon knew”, a storm proves the weather...

22 May, 2024| News Roundup

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

It matters what you believe

California’s weather woes continue. Which is not surprising if you know that the Golden State has had extreme weather as far back as anyone can tell and then some. Despite...

05 Apr, 2023| OP ED Watch

The only thing worse than warming

Via CO2science we learn of a new study (or rather another new study, there being many earlier ones making the same point) showing that cold weather is much deadlier than...

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

But it was

...pre-industrial average (from the years 1850 to 1900), the institute added, as climate change pushes global temperatures to new records and short-term weather patterns also drive temperature movements.” Note how...

11 Oct, 2023| OP ED Watch

Here comes the moon

...more. To say nothing of natural variations in tides. “Still,” the Weather Network insists, “a new study says that — under the influence of the Moon’s gravitational pull — this...

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

Hot cuisine

...dishes – salmon, oysters, coffee, wine – that could drastically change or disappear in the coming years as the climate warms and brings more volatile weather.” Could. Might. Or might...

06 Mar, 2024| OP ED Watch

Tidbits

An alert viewer suggests a variation on the old kids’ game “Simon Says” called “Science says” where it’s always “Science says… hand over your wallet”. On Jan. 28 GB News...

07 Feb, 2024| News Roundup

We told you we told you so

...jeering it. John Kerry said of this winter storm “it is directly related to the warming, even though your instinct is to say, wait a minute, this is the new...

24 Feb, 2021| News Roundup

Nature is so unnatural

...What is it about the actual environment that you do like, again? In a similar vein the New York Times emails us that “Forests are no longer our climate friends”...

13 Sep, 2023| News Roundup

There's that dang settled science again

...power over nature we didn’t use? Or didn’t you read the play either? Ah well. Here’s the latest on the settled science from a new paper with Hansen as lead...

08 Nov, 2023| OP ED Watch

More fantasies up in smoke

...as being a part of the energy mix for decades to come, while raking in profits.” And note the peculiar mix of hard news, the stuff about burning coal, with...

04 Oct, 2023| OP ED Watch

Then they came for your gas stove

...away from natural-gas use and gas stoves in homes and businesses. Berkeley, California – arguably the epicenter of the ‘electrify everything’ movement – banned natural gas in new buildings starting...

25 Jan, 2023| News Roundup

CDN Newsletter July 29 2020

If you dissent from climate change orthodoxy you're liable to be confronted with a demand to see your academic papers, something that never happens to alarmists like Al Gore. So...

29 Jul, 2020| Newsletter

Quick, see it before it's gone

No we’re not talking about eco-tourism to an endangered rainforest or glacier dwindling to a sad little puddle. We’re referring to Michael Moore’s new documentary Planet of the Humans. Every...

29 Apr, 2020| News Roundup

Clintel Report: sense and sensitivity

...with a new fudge factor that let them ignore all the other studies that showed ECS is lower than they’ve been claiming. The new fudge factor, as Clintel explains, is...

12 Jul, 2023| Science Notes

Get out of class free

From New York City to Ottawa, schools are giving kids a free pass if they want to be at the “in” climate change march on Sept. 27. McGill practically invited...

25 Sep, 2019| News Roundup

Picture a security blanket

...they ever predicted” so their agreement on the effects, if unanimous, was also plainly defective. Climate Home News, while gushing that Kerry’s “appointment was broadly welcomed by climate advocates, who...

02 Dec, 2020| News Roundup

Grave news

...it away. Speaking of away, a great distance from the Arctic in New Zealand there’s an ambitious “Predator Free 2050” plan to rid that nation, including its many islands, of...

27 Jan, 2021| OP ED Watch

Burning Magna Carta - Newsletter Readout

A number of people have commented on YouTube suggesting that this video exaggerates the severity of the policy because it only bans "green" wood. So I should have been clearer...

26 Feb, 2020| Readouts

Zero means zero... energy

...them written rules are useless. And the new Environment minister would be unable to perform his duties if the people he targeted with his own laws and regulations were to...

03 Nov, 2021| News Roundup

It's not April 1st but...

...“there can be a very high cost to building a new code or inserting a new method into an existing code. In any such effort, even real improvements will at...

07 Dec, 2022| OP ED Watch

Aerosols on ice Part I

...of rising aerosol concentrations. But the black line is the new data from the ice cores and the orange line is from a new model that tries to fit the...

16 Jun, 2021| Science Notes

Green dreams are made of these

...instance, has it ever actually happened? And does it matter? Not to her. Freeland used to be a public intellectual, whose trendy 2012 tome Plutocrats: The Rise of the New...

24 Jan, 2024| OP ED Watch

#ECS in the real world: Lewis and Curry 2018

...balance method of computing ECS yielded an estimate of about 1.6° C. But afterwards the IPCC released new data on aerosol forcing, and some new compilations of surface temperature data...

24 Jan, 2024| Science Notes

Of words and deeds

A New York Times “Breaking News” alert says that “Europe released an ambitious blueprint to reduce emissions 55 percent by 2030, putting it at the forefront of the world’s efforts...

21 Jul, 2021| News Roundup

CDN by the Sea: St. John's, Newfoundland

We have made several virtual visits to St John’s over the years, such as during our Climate Emergency Tour in October 2019 and our 1919 or 2019? tour in April...

13 Jul, 2022| Science Notes

And when the glacier goes, you go

From the we-are-all-going-to-die climate file, always something new. In this case a warning from the Guardian that “Next pandemic may come from melting glaciers, new data shows”. And not from...

02 Nov, 2022| OP ED Watch

Real real reality

...customers in New York and Massachusetts, when three months ago it had none. Either way, 2024 may be when the industry begins to right itself. The pace of deployment may...

28 Feb, 2024| OP ED Watch

A CO2-induced enhancement of peatland carbon sequestration

...Paper reviewed: Newman, T.R., Wright, N., Wright, B. and Sjögersten, S. 2018. Interacting effects of elevated atmospheric CO2 and hydrology on the growth and carbon sequestration of Sphagnum moss. Wetlands...

11 May, 2022| Science Notes

Tidbits

...competition, New York’s greenhouse gas emissions have actually increased substantially, as two large new natural gas power plants have replaced electricity generation from two prematurely-closed emissions-free nuclear facilities, while generation...

31 Jan, 2024| 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

Score one for Greta

...phase out new and direct government subsidies to coal except in limited circumstances at the discretion of each country, i.e., when a government wants to subsidize coal. Similarly, they’ll take...

23 Jun, 2021| OP ED Watch

Shocking news about electric cars

...which we don’t mean they’re sluggish or hard to fuel. We mean a new study out of Australia says they emit more CO2 than gasoline vehicles. Et tu, Tesla? More...

11 Sep, 2019| News Roundup

Would you not shut up already?

...news story in the years to come — except maybe the climate crisis — than this clash of superpowers” (which is New York Times “International Editor, Opinion” Max Strasser on...

19 Aug, 2020| OP ED Watch

He wood not, would he?

...from thin air for PR purposes. It has launched upon a project to destroy the existing economy and hope a new one descends from on high as clear as crystal,...

26 Feb, 2020| News Roundup

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Simply dismantle oppression, and...

From the “climate change is the greatest” file we hear that the measures needed to combat climate change, far from bringing pain, open up a whole new world of prosperity...

19 May, 2021| OP ED Watch

Newsflash: Coastal areas are wet

With climate alarmism hopping from panic to panic like a polar bear on a melting ice floe, it’s useful periodically to take a quick look back. For instance the New...

11 Sep, 2019| Science Notes

You wanted energy with that transition?

...chronically underfunded care homes by introducing legislation which will force providers to meet new energy efficiency standards at great cost…. It came as the 60-year-old care home provider Abbeyfield, of...

07 Jun, 2023| News Roundup

A fiery blast from the past

...actual 20th and 21st century temperature data. And that, rather than fixing the problem, the newer shinier climate models are even worse. OK, you might think, but maybe they work...

06 May, 2020| Science Notes

The rich one and the big one

...make head nor tail of anything before 1970. What Buffett said is news. And it’s important news, because there’s a vital engineering principle that it matters less whether something is...

27 Feb, 2019| OP ED Watch

Nothing To Sea Here Folks

...of dollars’ worth of land, according to a new report” bellows NBC about the United States, while The Economist has “America drowning”, ABC warns “US coastlines to experience 'profound' sea...

02 Oct, 2023| Fact Checks

Where are the numbers?

...require building the equivalent of one new 1.5-gigawatt nuclear plant every day for the next 30 years.” Or 36 billion new solar panels. Or 5.1 million turbines. Which Corcoran calls...

03 Jul, 2019| News Roundup

The Department of Duh

...What really matters for a “soft” transition is for new sources of energy to become competitive with fossil fuels or for new CO2 abatement technology to become inexpensive. And the...

19 Jun, 2019| News Roundup

Dare you to post it on Facebook

...try to explain it away, the evidence shows the contamination of the temperature record is real.” This week’s dare comes from the IPCC 5th Assessment (2013) Report Working Group I...

26 May, 2021| Science Notes

Stuff you're not allowed to know #4: floods

...Professor Alimonti’s assessment of global indicators of extreme weather we find the following statement regarding scientific evidence of flooding: “About floods it can be said that although evidence of an...

13 Sep, 2023| Science Notes

Looking at the Sun

...constructed a new climate record for the Northern Hemisphere, using only rural weather stations and data collected over the sea surface to avoid contamination from urban heat islands. Then they...

01 Jun, 2022| Backgrounders

#GettingWorse: Droughts edition

...of wide-spread weather station data records for relatively local areas, rather than on analysis of multi-decadal global, hemispheric and the main agricultural countries’ drought assessments.” So the authors decided it...

27 Mar, 2024| Science Notes

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

#CoolClimateData: CHRS Rainsphere

...historical trends with IPCC model predictions. Which is a temptation we can’t resist. Here is the satellite-based record of rainfall trends around the world from 1983 to the present: Red...

22 Mar, 2023| Science Notes

Clintel Report: Surface temperature data

Part 3 of our series on the new Clintel Report on the new IPCC Report looks at Andy May’s chapter on surface temperature data. He poses the question of whether...

14 Jun, 2023| Science Notes

Ottawa has a plan

...used well established climate vulnerability and risk assessment methodologies”. Those methodologies, of course, include RCP8.5. The overall document “Climate Change Vulnerability and Risk Assessment” takes it for granted on p....

13 Jul, 2022| News Roundup

This time we fix Earth for real

...the good news, and when failure is the good news you know you’re in trouble, is that this time at least the cunning plan to redo the planet and get...

19 Jul, 2023| 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

Not for all the warming in China

...so often the alarmists try to wave the problem away and insist it doesn't matter, but the reality is otherwise. For example, a new study re-examining long term temperature data...

31 Jul, 2019| Science Notes

It's hard to look away

...weather object was causing “winter alerts, ice storm warnings and flood alerts stretching from the southern Plains to New England” even as Ukraine was receiving air raid alerts and Russian...

02 Mar, 2022| OP ED Watch

Both thumbs on the scale

...impossible’ if not for climate change, according to a group of scientists who study the probability of extreme weather events.” Because, apparently, we never used to have heatwaves. A British...

02 Aug, 2023| News Roundup

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

Back to heat deaths

...trends in wildfires as a firefighter does trends in diabetes. Or, based on this study, somewhat less. On the plus side, they seem to know a lot about kitchen sinks....

10 Nov, 2021| 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

It's not really winter out your way

Remember how it’s the end of winter as we know it? They’re having trouble doing so in Newfoundland, Ontario and Alberta right now. But of course alarmist predictions have a...

22 Jan, 2020| News Roundup

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

Lomborg on the 21st century part 2: impacts of warming

We continue reviewing Bjorn Lomborg’s detailed examination of likely trends over the 21st century and the question of whether policies like the Paris target will make us better off or...

06 Sep, 2023| Science Notes

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

Not the usual wine

...happy when they’re wrong. So we’re happy that after endless carping about how all climate news is bad, we find a National Geographic headline “Climate change could make French wine...

18 Oct, 2023| News Roundup

The sun, the sea and European temperatures

Sounds like a pamphlet for a holiday destination, but we’re in fact referring to a new scientific paper (Ludecke et al. 2020) that explores the relationship between variations in solar...

28 Oct, 2020| Science Notes

This just in: summer warmer than spring

...last seven years its continued lack of progress can’t be causing anything. But when a news outlet blurts out an inconvenient truth like “Where in the world is the summer...

22 Jun, 2022| News Roundup

So now it's drought

...Or is it just heads I win, tails you lose, as a drought that ended proves drought won’t end? And we ask that question because over at the New York...

19 Jun, 2019| 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

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

Atafona: anatomy of a scare

...rise and making currents and weather patterns more extreme.” You are of course pulling our leg, right? Not just with the vultures of the apocalypse. Because if the oceans were...

17 May, 2023| News Roundup

The true nature of climate journals

...risk in California’ – focuses exclusively on how climate change has affected extreme wildfire behavior. I knew not to try to quantify key aspects other than climate change in my...

13 Sep, 2023| 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

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

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

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

#GettingWorse: Tropical cyclone edition

Alarmists like to claim that extreme weather is getting worse and worse. They drop the claim casually and repeatedly but never offer, um, any data to back it up. We’re...

21 Feb, 2024| Science Notes

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

How 'climate science' is done

...mitigated the short growing seasons and foul weather of the Little Ice Age and saw an inexplicable burst of material human flourishing including dramatic drops in extreme hunger even as...

29 Mar, 2023| OP ED Watch

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

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

Tidbits

...record number of extreme weather events such as floods, heatwaves and forest fires this year.” Since we didn’t have a record number of extreme weather events, is it possible everything...

04 Oct, 2023| News Roundup

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

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

#CoolClimateData: Dr. Maue's Climate Atlas

...combination of observed data where available and data generated from 6-hour weather forecast models to fill in the gaps). These go back to 1958, and by clicking on a year...

17 May, 2023| Science Notes

Oh that snow

...to avoid non-essential travel.” So you know what’s coming. An ad for global warming. As in “The bad weather is intense.” Just weather? Yup. “The cold snap is expected to...

22 Feb, 2023| 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

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

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

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

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

...way to 2004, sneaking in some unusually high temperatures that don't show up in the new satellite’s record, or in weather balloon records. The end result was a bit of...

22 May, 2019| Science Notes

NOAA's "Billion Dollar Disaster" disaster

...data properly they get to draw an upward-sloping line: But this approach doesn’t measure the severity of the weather, it measures the size of the economy. The relevant number, and...

17 Jan, 2024| Science Notes

Nothing to do with climate change

...is bad, and this news is good, so it’s not climate news. (Unlike, say, the Guardian’s “Type of storm that drenched New York is up to 20% wetter due to...

11 Oct, 2023| OP ED Watch

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

ClimateMovie Fact Check: The satellite records

...data now agree with it. So does the ongoing weather balloon record. So there are now no grounds for ignoring the weather satellite record. Comparison of the satellite data against...

22 May, 2024| Science Notes

Dude, it rained in California

...The Model T? And why it wasn’t a hurricane when it hit. Isn’t climate breakdown making them frighteningly routine? Also, the National Weather Service “official weather station for L.A. at...

30 Aug, 2023| 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

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

Comrade Geoengineerov to the rescue

The people convinced we never had bad weather before are not resting on their lack of laurels over their failure to cut greenhouse gas emissions. Oh no. They are aiming...

15 Mar, 2023| OP ED Watch

Tidbits

...are facing one of their worst harvests in decades as a result of months of wild weather and a lack of labourers to pick the grapes…. The unstable weather, which...

06 Sep, 2023| News Roundup

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

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

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

Federalism cooked my planet

The New York Times blows a head valve because “The Trump administration on Wednesday replaced former President Barack Obama’s effort to reduce planet-warming pollution from coal plants with a new...

03 Jul, 2019| OP ED Watch

Chump summit

As if there weren’t already enough climate summits, the New York Times reports that the UN hosted yet another one, this time called the “Summit on Climate Ambition” which was...

04 Oct, 2023| OP ED Watch

Could would might

...no longer tell the difference? Much of the rest of a newspaper or news site is full of things journalists present as fact because they did happen. But the climate...

19 Jun, 2019| OP ED Watch

You spend a trillion here, a trillion there...

...new forms of power that private companies are too dumb to stumble across and recognize, “barring all new fossil fuel leases, phasing out fracking, and instituting a carbon fee” will...

18 Sep, 2019| News Roundup

Derev'ya derivatives

...keep zooming about in fossil-fuel-powered ships. Basically it’s going to pay the New Zealand carbon tax to the New Zealand Treasury with money it gets from… the New Zealand Treasury....

07 Apr, 2021| OP ED Watch

Why is it so hard to do carbon taxes right?

...think you have to. But only provided they replace costly, inefficient regulations. Yet the Trudeau Liberals are piling on new regulations thick and fast, especially the new Clean Fuel Standard,...

01 May, 2019| OP ED Watch

And a half-cheer for Freeland

...new poll shows nearly three-quarters of Canadians want their country to export more gas and oil to reduce our allies’ dependence on Russia we might justifiably wonder what took her...

19 Oct, 2022| OP ED Watch

What is to be done?

...a good cry. George Monbiot of the Guardian, for instance, denounces optimism about new technology and adaptation as “fairytales”. Others zoom off to new worlds of intersectionality. But Canary Media,...

01 Jun, 2022| OP ED Watch

We will

...New York Times’ “Climate Forward” (we told you these former rebels have long since gone establishment), notes that “At Stanford University, the question is ringing loud. This month, hundreds of...

01 Jun, 2022| OP ED Watch

Don't count on EVs to cut GHGs

...existing gasoline-powered cars and buy a new EV, taking into account how cars are made (but not the emissions from making the gasoline cars because the focus is on replacing...

01 Jun, 2022| Science Notes

Or Yellowstone gets it

...that they believe what they say and if so, it won’t be healthy. Quoting itself, the New York Times asserts without stooping to substantiate it that “For more than a...

26 May, 2021| News Roundup

Tidbits

A publication called “Country and Town House” offers a “Green Coach” who is asked “I try to feel relaxed about climate change, but every time I look at the news...

20 Mar, 2024| News Roundup

Say goodbye to Patagonia

...think the rest of the tweet is bang on. And we wonder why the mainstream media can’t seem to get it. The story was big news, of the largely shallow...

21 Sep, 2022| News Roundup

It can't work, can it?

Michael Moore’s explosive new documentary also raises a perennial debate about the environment, resource depletion and so on going back to the dreary Thomas Malthus, namely whether ingenuity can win...

29 Apr, 2020| OP ED Watch

Birds of prey

...Bezos joins a host of rich people throwing money at climate alarmism and its prescriptions including “former Republican New York mayor and current candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination Mike...

04 Mar, 2020| OP ED Watch

Yes, Wuhan to the rescue

...broader range of diseases that already exist now and we will have new diseases that erupt”. Not that it’s a religion, you understand. But here comes the wrath of Goddess...

11 Mar, 2020| OP ED Watch

Independent experts say...

...strong economy in Newfoundland and Labrador. Newfoundland and Labrador is contributing up to $70.3 million toward both initiatives.” So instead of burning oil they’ll heat homes in Newfoundland by burning...

12 Jul, 2023| OP ED Watch

CO2 doubling and beyond

...tapers off as more and more is added to the atmosphere. A new study using climate models unsurprisingly confirms this effect, but then finds something very unexpected: Past a certain...

11 Mar, 2020| Science Notes

Losing the green bet

...trouble and it’s no time to spend money on things that don’t work. With so many people lecturing us about the glorious opportunities presented by the new new economy the...

02 Dec, 2020| News Roundup

It really bugs them

...the New York Times are trying to keep the world’s largest meat producer, JBS, from being listed on the New York Stock Exchange because of all the methane, CO2, deforestation...

11 Oct, 2023| OP ED Watch

COVID-19 concentrates the mind

...in Germany among the world’s highest.” The EU admits it’s delaying its Green New Deal. And what’s this? National Geographic saying as soon as the pandemic is under control we...

25 Mar, 2020| News Roundup

The other boot falls

...Marie-Claude Bibeau announced two new projects today totaling close to $900,000 under the Agricultural Clean Technology Program that will help Quebec farmers take action on climate change and capture new...

14 Oct, 2020| News Roundup

It's a non-gas

Having blocked a natural gas pipeline, because GHGs are bad, New York governor Andrew Cuomo has ordered the National Grid utility to end its moratorium on hooking up new customers...

23 Oct, 2019| OP ED Watch

With friends like these...

...they and their friends were. Hence the New York Times “Climate Forward” went with “Al Jaber faces a firestorm over fossil fuels” rather than “Maybe he has a point” or...

13 Dec, 2023| News Roundup

We will all drive the cars from Cars

...a thing, why isn’t he giving you one? It sounds like he is, yes, thank you very much, vote for me. But of course Newsom isn’t giving anyone a new...

30 Sep, 2020| News Roundup

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

Chickens, meet green roost

...in another item this week, a new study has managed to model Dutch temperature changes over the past two centuries remarkably accurately by… excluding so-called greenhouse gasses entirely. We say...

13 Jul, 2022| News Roundup

You are not reading this item

In case you believe that you are reading a newsletter casting doubt on the existence of an urgent man-made climate crisis, please be assured that you are not. The debate...

29 Mar, 2023| OP ED Watch

Dangerous sea-level rise

A new review by Kenneth Richard of No Tricks Zone shows highlights of four studies published this year on changes in sea levels around the world since the end of...

14 Oct, 2020| Science Notes

A tale of two Chinas

...Climate Home News, which was so thrilled by Xi Jinping’s announcement at the UN that even though they knew in advance “yet somehow it was still a surprise”, admits that...

30 Sep, 2020| OP ED Watch

So about those penguins

...the [Antarctic] peninsula have increased rapidly – more than tripling at many sites during the past 30 years – and the birds are expanding south into new areas that had...

17 Nov, 2021| OP ED Watch

The project to end projects

Environment and Climate Change Canada has put forward a plan to make sure the economic recovery, should it get underway, doesn’t emit CO2. The new “Strategic Assessment of Climate Change”...

29 Jul, 2020| OP ED Watch

Just the facts, methane

Back in November we quoted the Minister of Natural Resources about methane, the new climate villain, being “responsible for around 30 percent of the global rise in temperatures to date”....

12 Jan, 2022| News Roundup

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

Grid lock

...removed from the grid too fast to meet continuing electricity demand, and that is putting most of the country at risk of grid failure and blackouts during extreme weather. The...

05 Apr, 2023| News Roundup

Dare you to post it on Facebook

...IPCC 5th Assessment Report, Chapter 2, page 214, which reads: Sheffield and Wood (2008) found decreasing trends in the duration, intensity and severity of drought globally. Conversely, Dai (2011a,b) found...

09 Jun, 2021| Science Notes

Bucketing the trend

...quite the kerfuffle because the Bureau of Meteorology tried to hide the fact that newer temperature probes tend to record higher temperatures than older ones, and it took a series...

03 May, 2023| News Roundup

Who is John Kerry?

...1.1°C increase in the last 150 years has brought apocalyptically bad weather down on our heads. No. What really matters is that if 57°F “keeps life going” then it stands...

09 Sep, 2023| Backgrounders

No evidence of an anthropogenic influence on floods

...(2017), who examined trends in the occurrence of major floods across North America and Europe over the past eight decades. Paper reviewed: Hodgkins, G.A., Whitfield, P.H., Burn, D.H., Hannaford, J.,...

01 Dec, 2021| Science Notes

Arctic olive groves in flames

...brings us to the stunning news that in Ottawa, also not noted for its olive groves, we just had our 251st day over 5°C which puts us in 9th place...

22 Dec, 2021| OP ED Watch

Yearly sea-ice breakup in western Hudson Bay

...performed several new analyses on both data sets, “bringing the time series up to date” (to 2007, from a starting date of 1971), while looking at “temperature trends in the...

20 Mar, 2024| Science Notes

Scientists say

...back then too. Climate scientists were already pointing to significant upward trends in global temperature. And the article we quoted didn’t dispute that there was a trend, or that by...

24 Mar, 2021| Science Notes

Clintel Report: IPCC snow job on snow cover

...fall and winter trends melted away into decreasing trends. The Clintel team discuss some of the questionable statistical modeling done by Mudryk. And they invited him to answer their questions...

21 Jun, 2023| Science Notes

IPCC AR6: Global Greening, Unspun Edition

...2010s (--) and probably through near-present; for example, (--) documented an LAI increase over one-third of the global vegetated area from 2000–2017.” Although less frequently analysed for temporal trends, Fraction...

08 Dec, 2021| Science Notes

Stuff you're not allowed to know #5: droughts

...telling you what the authors said concerning extreme weather trends. This week we look at droughts. Drought imagery is reliably horrifying, so whenever the media need a scary visual to...

20 Sep, 2023| Science Notes

Snow in the Arctic?

...increasing trend. The decreasing trends in the south were attributed to warming. Guess what the increasing trends in the Arctic were attributed to? Warming, of course. Global warming is one...

12 Jun, 2019| Science Notes

Green acres are getting greener

...new satellite records show the farmers are benefiting as much as the forests, perhaps even twice as much. The authors of the new study took the satellite measurements and divided...

06 Nov, 2019| Science Notes

Three Centuries of European Mixed Mountain Forest Growth

From CO2Science: In an interesting forestry-related paper Pretzsch et al. (2020) examined growth trends of Norway spruce (Picea abies), silver fir (Abies alba) and European beech (Fagus sylvatica) trees in...

07 Oct, 2020| Science Notes

So what should we do?

...is. Of course it’s just one news story even if it waves the juju about a new “peer-reviewed study”. But it warns that “Most hydrogen used today is extracted from...

18 Aug, 2021| OP ED Watch

The carbon-starved world of the last glacial maximum

...Trends in Plant Science 6: 323-326. Van de Water, P.K., Leavitt, S.W. and Betancourt, J.L. 1994. Trends in stomatal density and 13C/12C ratios of Pinus flexilis needles during the last...

21 Dec, 2022| Science Notes

Stuff you're not allowed to know #1: Hurricanes

...extreme weather. The paper found little evidence of upward trends in most disaster types. That inevitably ran afoul of the climate censors who mounted a media campaign to get the...

23 Aug, 2023| Science Notes

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

We are all going to die, part 44

...Like “could” and “many” and “if”. But who reads the fine print when “The new models suggest Earth could approach Permian levels of marine extinction by 2300 if emissions continue...

11 May, 2022| OP ED Watch

#Gettingworse: floods edition

...increase at the global scale remains very low” (which doesn’t mean they believe it but need more evidence, it means on the evidence they think it’s extremely unlikely to be...

28 Feb, 2024| Science Notes

It went into the ground

...also from Climate Home News, further muddying the math: “Stories of big polluters hiding their climate credentials behind dodgy carbon credits are nothing new. They usually go like this: company...

24 Apr, 2024| OP ED Watch

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

Al Gore rides the waves in Davos

...1 billion in this century! Look at the xenophobia and political authoritarian trends that have come from just a few million refugees! What about a billion?” A forecast is not...

15 Mar, 2023| Science Notes

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

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

We're so sneaky

You’ll never guess what dirty trick we deniers have now come up with. But luckily you don’t have to because the BBC has exposed us. The government news organ reveals...

24 Nov, 2021| OP ED Watch

Trees schmees

...even if you didn’t also overestimate the impact of forests. The news that “Carbon released by US forests burnt in recent blazes expected to wipe out most of the buffer...

11 Jan, 2023| OP ED Watch

Placing recent flooding in Britain in a historical context

...physical evidence or epigraphic markings providing evidence of river flows, and instrumental river flow data from several catchment systems across the nation, building a reliable database of extreme flood events...

29 Mar, 2023| 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

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

Urban Flooding - It's Not About Climate

...Robson, and this is a Climate Discussion Nexus Fact Check on urban flooding. Narrator There’s nothing new about rain. And there’s nothing new about floods either. Throughout history we’ve had...

31 Jul, 2019| Fact Checks

Changes in global precipitation over land in a warming world

...inter-annual (Rind et al., 1989; Held and Soden, 2006; Boer, 2009; Wetherald, 2010) timescales,” while additionally noting that “expectations are for precipitation extremes in storm events to increase with the...

08 Nov, 2023| Science Notes

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

#GettingWorse: Global Disaster Losses edition

...as the world gets richer we get better and better at avoiding damages due to extreme weather. Elsewhere Pielke Jr. notes that deaths per 100,000 from weather and climate disasters...

13 Mar, 2024| Science Notes

Tidbits

...that moves heat gets closer to collapse, which could cause weather chaos, study says” and “Atlantic Ocean circulation nearing ‘devastating’ tipping point, study finds”. And if you’re into nameless dread,...

14 Feb, 2024| News Roundup

Tidbits

...by wildfires” so maybe you can’t see at all. A story popular with the usual suspects is that, as Reuters “Sustainable Switch” puts it, “Risk specialists see extreme weather and...

17 Jan, 2024| 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

Tidbits

...extreme weather – but their Achilles’ heel is their massive electricity use.” And thus the much-hyped “AeroFarms filed for bankruptcy in early June, citing ‘significant industry and capital market headwinds.’…...

12 Jul, 2023| News Roundup

Tidbits

...care sector has a responsibility to urgently respond to the accelerating impacts of record temperatures, extreme weather events, and rising sea levels that are contributing to a full-fledged public health...

08 Nov, 2023| News Roundup

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

All climate all the time

...malnutrition, extreme poverty and deaths from natural disasters are plummeting. Facts be hanged, every topic is now climate change and it’s all bad. If they drop their guard they’ll praise...

26 Apr, 2023| News Roundup

1919 or 2019? London Ontario Edition

...instability a new thing, attributable to the evils of modern motor vehicles, or has precipitation always been a complicated part of weather? You decide. One of these lines is the...

01 Jul, 2020| 1919 or 2019

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

Tidbits

...is virtually nowhere the electricity grid isn’t vulnerable to the rising severity and duration of climate change-related extreme weather.’” Right, that’s the problem, not the rising severity and duration of...

24 Jan, 2024| News Roundup

Why stop at saving the planet?

...one thing at a time. Just as Greenpeace insists that “The threat of violence increases as the climate crisis makes extreme weather events more intense and frequent. The impacts on...

29 Mar, 2023| News Roundup

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

Philly turns to cheese steak as...

...some dumb thermometer? Thus, undaunted, the Washington Post ran a graphic of where the deadliest heat was hitting in… what’s this? 2053? Yes. Some weather forecast. Some news. P.S. Even...

24 Aug, 2022| OP ED Watch

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

Out to the east coast we go, all the way to our easternmost weather station in St. John's Newfoundland, where the records go back to 1942. If you're hoping for...

23 Oct, 2019| Climate Emergency Tour

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

Stripes Across My T-Shirt

...Period conditions, conditions that, whatever else they may have been, were not a time of climate crisis. They weren’t even a period of extreme weather; if anything the reverse is...

15 Sep, 2023| Fact Checks

So about that polar vortex

...how global warming is making the polar vortex wavier, thereby accounting for all this cold weather over North America. Thus Tony Heller unearthed a 2014 video from Obama’s science advisor...

24 Jan, 2024| Science Notes

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

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

Credibility that could disappear by 2030

...and more intense and frequent extreme weather events impacting society and ecosystems, until we stop emitting greenhouse gasses,’ Burgess said.” Now “more climate records” is kind of vague and invites...

15 Nov, 2023| OP ED Watch

One hundred and one years of Netherlands windstorms

From the CO2Science Archive: Climate alarmists contend that extreme weather events, such as windstorms, tend to become more frequent or more intense – or both – when the world warms....

24 Jan, 2024| Science Notes

Et tu, calor?

...destroying habitats and natural landscapes with flooding, droughts and other forms of extreme weather.”) But the year we narrowly beat out was 1908, and the ones we didn’t were in...

18 Oct, 2023| OP ED Watch

The penguins don't get it

...company that provides information to clients about weather and climate-related risk.” Oh really? And who created these expectations? It might seem like “whataboutism”, the new magic word to make awkward...

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

Dutch warming has nothing to do with CO2

Just in time for the massive protest by Dutch farmers against greenhouse gas regulations that will put an estimated one-third of them out of business, a new study by Dutch...

13 Jul, 2022| Science Notes

Tidbits

...dry weather.” On the right, an August 9 2023 GB News headline with the same or lower temperatures shown as a blazing red map under a headline “Scorching 28C heat...

23 Aug, 2023| News Roundup

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

Tidbits

...GB News seeks to panic Britons with “UK weather forecast: Storm deluge strikes as creepy ‘radiation fog’ descends on Britain”. As in heat radiating up from the ground, not the...

20 Dec, 2023| News Roundup

Happy Hump Day

...Global Warming Policy Foundation report “Weather Extremes in Historical Context“ shows that panic over floods, tornadoes and yes droughts is driven by ignorance. Not ignorance quite as bad as that...

01 May, 2024| News Roundup

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

Alice in Climateland

...season of long, lazy days, ice cream cones, and sand somehow getting into everything. But it’s also a season of extreme weather, from heat waves to hurricanes”. We shall see....

28 Jun, 2023| OP ED Watch

Tidbits

According to Global News, in case you missed it, “Something happened this summer, we all felt it. Day after day, new images emerged of the tropics and the Arctic on...

25 Oct, 2023| News Roundup

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

The climate nervous breakdown continues

...scariest, most extreme weather events of recent years. No hurricanes decimating neighborhoods. No major wildfires scorching the landscape.” Whereas in Manhattan everybody’s hair is on fire, at least metaphorically. Including...

07 Feb, 2024| News Roundup

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

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

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

Tidbits

...need diesel heaters on board. As a fed-up viewer comments, “I guess the Edmonton city council was not aware that Edmonton usually has cold weather from mid November to Mid...

10 Jan, 2024| News Roundup

Blast, it's summer

...(Walmart). Even woke corporations can’t help but notice that hot weather is good. Canadian Tire also offers a corny “HOT SALE Find great deals on BBQs, smokers and outdoor cooking...

07 Jun, 2023| 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

It never used to happen

...No, wait. Damages and death are soaring, right? Absolutely. “Extreme rainfall and flooding is becoming more common” and: “According to scientists, weather events such as Storm Babet have become far...

01 Nov, 2023| OP ED Watch

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

The incredible shrinking social cost of carbon

...“social cost”. And some economists have big complex “Integrated Assessment Models” that take guesstimates from climate models and combine them with conjectures from economic models, model how the models model...

05 Feb, 2020| Science Notes

Et tu, IEA?

...developing new oil, gas and coal fields today or face a dangerous rise in global temperatures. That’s the bold assessment from the International Energy Agency, the organization that has spent...

26 May, 2021| News Roundup

Icing A Climate Scare

...Himalayan glaciers disappearing by 2035, well that’s quite the story. Here’s what the IPCC said in its Fourth Assessment Report, Working Group II Chapter 10, based on their supposedly rigorous...

25 Feb, 2023| Fact Checks

Field studies matter in ocean acidification experiments

...in nature and their inherent variability.” Indeed, it seems only obvious that the best and most realistic experimental conditions are required in order to produce a realistic assessment of the...

03 Mar, 2021| 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

Who Is Antonio Guterres

...Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change said no such thing. And he returned to that theme a year ago with more apparent detail, claiming “The number of weather, climate and water-related...

31 Jan, 2024| Backgrounders

Biofuels: going from useless to harmful

...top of these gloomy assessments, they go on to analyze the potential negative consequences of the fact that “N2O leads to stratospheric ozone destruction,” as noted over four decades ago...

01 Feb, 2023| Science Notes

Canada's 2001 Climate Predictions Revisited

...change assessment and action plan. And also to our second-most-popular video, “Canada’s 2001 climate predictions. How did they do?“, which has had 400,000 views since being released in June 2019,...

12 Jun, 2023| Crystal Ball

The 30% solution

...a flimsy one. Journalists love numbers because they sound authoritative, and generally do not understand them at all. Including a new one that just appeared and looks set for a...

24 Nov, 2021| News Roundup

Pielke Jr. on hurricanes

...by reporters but left out of official reports too. In brief, there are no upward trends in global hurricane counts over the past century, the experts don’t claim there are,...

08 Jun, 2022| Science Notes

Shut up, they explained

...that the trends are not clear and in many places run opposite to alarmist slogans. Which is probably part of the conspiracy in which “A key misinformation tactic in the...

01 Feb, 2023| 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

Oh that's original

...point about the lack of anything new or useful in the latest IPCC megablast, author David Crane said “In its fifth assessment, in 2013, the IPCC warned, in almost identical...

25 Aug, 2021| OP ED Watch

The IPCC atlas on drought in Europe

Little-noticed in last year’s release of the IPCC 6th Assessment Report was an online Atlas which provides a quick overview of their findings on available climate observations in recent decades....

07 Sep, 2022| Science Notes

ClimateMovie fact check: Different warming rates

...In the US, according to the 2017 National Climate Assessment, it is true that minimum temperatures have gone up more than maximum ones. Table 6.1 in that report states that...

29 May, 2024| Science Notes

Four decades of glacier stability in East Antarctica

From the CO2Science Archive: Relatively little is known about glacier change and sensitivity to climate in East Antarctica, the assessment of which is necessary to determine if the East Antarctic...

07 Jun, 2023| Science Notes

Oh Mann

...in Court today: ‘Dr. Judith Curry: Michael Mann knew who I was. My name appeared in one of the ClimateGate emails that Mann sent. He knew who I was. I...

14 Feb, 2024| News Roundup

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

Right there in black and white

...higher level of GHG concentrations in the atmosphere, broadly consistent with ‘high warming’ scenarios modeled by previous global climate assessments”. Baloney. RCP8.5 is, among other things, a scenario where global...

30 Nov, 2022| News Roundup

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

...2020 Climate Assessment Report, released by NOAA’s National Center for Environmental Information (NCEI), was accompanied by a map showing a giant red menace of extraordinary asserted warmth extending from the...

04 Mar, 2020| Science Notes

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

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

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

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

A mole in the IPCC confirms cyclone fabrication

...which they said concerning Tropical Cyclones (TCs): “given the observed trends in the background environment, and our theoretical understanding of how these trends affect TC intensity, it is not expected...

17 May, 2023| Science Notes

Peruvian sea levels: IPCC vs the ocean

...then it dropped by between 1 and 5 mm over the next 20 years. And when the authors computed trends in the data, they found the 1961 to 2010 trends...

25 Jan, 2023| Science Notes

Shouting fire in a crowded continent

...winds carried a smoke plume from this month’s outbreak of forest fires in Ontario and Quebec down the eastern seaboard, giving residents of Toronto, New York, Boston, Washington and many...

14 Jun, 2023| Science Notes

Roger Pielke Jr. unspins tornadoes

...tornadoes are becoming less frequent. In related news, a new poll shows half of Americans now believe the news media intentionally misleads and misinforms the public. So enough with the...

22 Feb, 2023| Science Notes

RPC8.5: still a scam

...projections from specialists in the energy industry who are paid to forecast near future trends. Of course RCP8.5 doesn’t make the cut. But nor do most IPCC scenarios, and the...

07 Dec, 2022| Science Notes

The hard part of making predictions

There’s currently a heat wave in the Indian subcontinent. Which if you’ve ever been there might strike you as old news, or no news at all. But it’s climate change,...

04 May, 2022| OP ED Watch

Scientists say

...big processes driving climate change that aren’t included in climate models because no one is quite sure how they work. As in: decadal mismatches between model-simulated and observed climate trends...

03 Mar, 2021| Science Notes

#CoolClimateData: Rutgers Snow Lab

...weather amnesia. Instead we are going by this week’s provider of #coolclimatedata, the Rutgers University Snow Lab, which provides easy-to-navigate- records of Northern Hemisphere snow cover. Here, for instance, is...

05 Apr, 2023| Science Notes

Say goodbye to your toboggan... again

...don’t is not a news story. It’s not even a horoscope. Not to worry. The story plunges through the thinning ice into the coming hot water, saying “In Japan, a...

08 Jan, 2020| OP ED Watch

Snowier everywhere but in the models

...trends over 1967 to 2018 with the predictions from 24 climate models. The models also said that fall and winter used to be snowier and should now be getting less...

19 Feb, 2020| Science Notes

A burning question

...media and scientific papers of increasing fire occurrence, severity and resulting losses. However, important exceptions aside, the quantitative evidence available does not support these perceived overall trends. Instead, global area...

26 Jun, 2019| Science Notes

Antarctica didn't get the memo

...alarmist is trying to sell you beachfront property at the south pole. The new study is not just interesting because it finds trends in the surface mass balance of Antarctic...

15 May, 2019| Science Notes

Hot American models

...it’s not just random error, it’s a big hot red thumb on the scale. Here are Spencer’s findings: The red bar heights show the simulated warming trends in degrees C...

23 Nov, 2022| Science Notes

35 Years of Hail Frequency and Intensity Records for China

...Meteorological Information Center, the eight researchers examined trends in both the occurrence of hail days (frequency) and the mean size of hail (intensity) over the period 1980-2015. Paper reviewed: Ni,...

18 May, 2022| Science Notes

Alarmists busted

...and RCP6.0 scenarios are more likely descriptions of business-as-usual (i.e. nobody bothers with any policy but historical trends in improved energy efficiency and clean technology continue). RCP2.6 assumes those trends...

12 Feb, 2020| Science Notes

Setting it straight on hurricanes

...our own fault, especially the people in a red state like Florida for not being on board with the whole Green New Deal. Into this maelstrom we bring you the...

12 Oct, 2022| Science Notes

Coastal storms of the North Atlantic Basin

...including the Gulf of Mexico.” What was learned: Keim et al. report that “with both storm types, the empirical record shows decadal scale variability, but neither demonstrates highly significant trends...

12 Oct, 2022| Science Notes

Settled science: the oceans edition

...extent they can be separated by technique, the new study by Davis et al. reports that the two methods yield contradictory conclusions. The bucket data suggests the world’s ocean surface...

27 Feb, 2019| Science Notes

Brrrctic

...Can it do that? Well yes. It can. Climate is complicated, as we keep saying, and it’s dangerous to posit simple, not to say simple-minded, linear trends. But to the...

27 Feb, 2019| Science Notes

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

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

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

UN-hyping global climate disasters in 2022

...Jr. has meticulously debunked this claim in a new Substack post that reviews 2022 in context of global climate disaster trends. The reality is that 2022 was unexceptional and continues...

11 Jan, 2023| Science Notes

Follow the money

...imagine, the message from the CICC is that the crisis is upon us. The government is getting what it paid for and knew it was paying for, by hiring only...

29 Jan, 2020| News Roundup

Down you go

...the photo; newspapers don’t work that way.) Nordhaus says the real climate debate certainly does involve optimists and pessimists. “But most pessimists do not believe that runaway climate change or...

29 Jan, 2020| OP ED Watch

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

Floods of the Namib Desert of Africa

From the CO2Science Archive: K. Heine notes that “droughts and floods represent extreme conditions, and are precisely those that are foreseen to increase in [the] future with global change.” Hence,...

06 Sep, 2023| Science Notes

The fire next time

...a swath of the populace” unlikely to read his newspaper. But, he writes, he doesn’t know how conservative politicians can live with their anti-carbon tax stunts and “lies” about climate...

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

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

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

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

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

Tidbits

...from specific times in Earth’s four-billion-year history when the planet was extremely hot or extremely cold.” Which is apparently that humans are the cause of climate change, oddly enough. Over...

15 Nov, 2023| News Roundup

So about those fires...

...weekend of weather, including extreme heat and severe storms” that said: “In addition to increasing the risk of heat-related illnesses and deaths, the hot and dry conditions in the West...

19 Jul, 2023| News Roundup

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
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