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WattsUpWithThat is run by Anthony Watts, a former television meteorologist who spent 25 years on the air and who also operates a weather technology and content business, as well as continues daily forecasting on radio, just for fun. Weather measurement and weather presentation technology is his specialty. He also provides weather stations and custom weather monitoring solutions via www.weathershop.com (if you like his work, please consider buying a weather gadget there, StormPredator for example) and www.tempelert.com, and turn key weather channels with advertising at www.viziframe.com While he's not a degreed climate scientist, he'll point out that neither is Al Gore, and his speciality is presentation also. And that's part of what this blog is about: presentation of weather and climate data in a form the public can understand and discuss.

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Watts Up With That?: NASA: Global Warming Promotes Arctic Sea Ice Growth

Guest essay by Eric Worrall According to NASA, the increased rate of thickening of sea ice in the Arctic is due to Global Warming. Wintertime Arctic Sea Ice Growth Slows Long-term Decline: NASA Dec. 7, 2018 New NASA research has found that increases in the rate at which Arctic sea ice grows in the winter…

2018-12-11 22:00   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: Green Taxes and Yellow Vests: Global Awakening amid Climate Fearmongering

Guest opinion by Vijay Jayaraj The Yellow Vest protests in France, now in their third week, have grabbed global attention. Though the French government suspended its fuel tax increase, the unrest continues. France is not the only country to introduce taxes on fossil fuels and carbon emissions. Germany, Canada, and others have their own versions.…

2018-12-11 18:17   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: Climate lunacy takes center stage in Poland

IPCC Poland conference presents fictional climate chaos and fake renewable energy salvation Paul Driessen The unwritten rule seems to be that each successive climate report and news release must be more scarifying than any predecessors, especially during the run-up to international conferences. Thus Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Special Report 15 claims governments worldwide must…

2018-12-11 18:00   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: Washington State Voters Reject Carbon Dioxide Tax, Again December 7, 2018

From The Heartland Institute. By Joe Barnett Tax would have funded ‘clean energy’ projects For the second time in two years, Washington State voters rejected a proposal to tax carbon dioxide emissions. Fifty-six percent of those voting in Washington’s midterm elections said no to a referendum that would have made the state the first in…

2018-12-11 14:00   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: The sky is falling?!?

Ridiculous report claims humans have killed more than half the world’s wildlife in past 48 years Greg Walcher A recent World Wildlife Fund (WWF) report claims humans have killed more than half of all the wildlife in the world since 1970. Alex HortonEmail Bio Follow The report attracted media mass attention, even though the actual…

2018-12-11 10:00   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: Rules to boost fuel economy for vehicles will do more good than harm, new study shows

From Eurekalert Public Release: 6-Dec-2018 Findings by USC and other universities contradict claims by the Trump administration, which aims to roll back fuel economy standards University of Southern California Scholars from USC and other leading universities conclude that rules on the books to increase fuel economy for passenger vehicles will do more good than…

2018-12-11 05:00   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: World’s nations increase CO2 emissions in defiance of climate alarmist driven “Paris agreement” schemes

Guest essay by Larry Hamlin The L. A. Times published a story regarding estimates by the Global Carbon Project showing that CO2 emissions would reach record levels in 2018 based on increased fossil fuel use by the world’s nations in defiance of climate alarmist contrived “Paris climate agreement” schemes. The Times story noted that: “The…

2018-12-11 01:00   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: Trump Says Paris Climate Accord ‘Isn’t Working Out So Well For Paris’ As Riots Engulf The City

From The Daily Caller Michael Bastasch | Energy Editor President Donald Trump said France’s new round of violent protests showed the Paris climate accord “isn’t working out so well” as thousands of “yellow vests” clashed with police Saturday. “The Paris Agreement isn’t working out so well for Paris,” Trump tweeted Saturday morning as France prepared…

2018-12-10 21:00   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: #Climategate continues – first look at the Mann-Hughes emails

Evaluation of the Hughes emails David W. Schnare, Esq. Ph.D. This is a lengthy article and covers several related topics. As previously reported, we have now received the Malcolm Hughes emails discussing issues related to the 1,000-year temperature reconstruction presented in the Mann, Bradley, Hughes 1998 & 1999 papers (MBH98 & MBH99). The collection contains…

2018-12-10 18:34   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: North America sets all-time record snowfall in November

From the “snowfalls are a thing of the past” department, comes this bit of news that’s sure to be blamed on “global warming”. Overview The month of December is well underway and there have already been some impressive snow accumulations for the month in such places as the Upper Midwest, western US and, most recently,…

2018-12-10 18:00   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: The snow job in Poland

IPCC climate confab seeks to stampede the world into adopting destructive energy policies Craig Rucker Any blizzards that blanket Poland this winter can’t compare to the massive snow job climate campaigners are trying to pull off. Some 30,000 politicians, activists, computer modelers, bureaucrats, lawyers, journalists, renewable energy sellers and a few scientists are in Katowice,…

2018-12-10 16:30   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: “Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup #338

The Week That Was: 2018-12-08 (December 8, 2018) Brought to You by SEPP (www.SEPP.org) The Science and Environmental Policy Project Quote of the Week: “You can fool all the people some of the time and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time.” — Attributed to…

2018-12-10 14:00   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: Cosmic Airburst May have Wiped Out Part of the Middle East, 3700 Years Ago

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Archaeologists have advanced a theory that towns and people in a region just north of the Dead Sea may have been obliterated by a Tunguska style airburst, 3,700 years ago. Cosmic Airburst May Have Wiped Out Part of the Middle East 3,700 Years Ago By Owen Jarus, Live Science Contributor…

2018-12-10 10:00   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: “Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup #338

The Week That Was: 2018-12-08 (December 8, 2018) Brought to You by SEPP (www.SEPP.org) The Science and Environmental Policy Project Quote of the Week: “You can fool all the people some of the time and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time.” — Attributed to…

2018-12-10 09:00   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: How Should Businesses Deal with Climate Activist Staff who Get Arrested?

Guest essay by Eric Worrall What happens when a middle class climate activist with a professional job gets arrested for glueing themselves to a public building? Climate change is firing up middle-class activism Pilita Clark Employers are having to think about how to deal with staff who set out to be arrested In the past…

2018-12-10 06:00   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: The Deutch Energy Tax

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach At the suggestion of a commenter on my last post, I’m taking a look at a very destructive and pointless piece of proposed legislation. This is the “Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act“, which is subtitled “The Market-Based Climate Solution”. It’s proposed by Reps. Deutch (D), Rooney (R), Delaney (D),…

2018-12-10 02:25   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: Urban Heat Island Influence Inadequately Considered in Climate Research

Guest Opinion: Dr. Tim Ball The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) deliberately limited climate science to focus on CO2 and temperature. The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) directed them only to consider human causes of climate change. They used this to narrow the focus of all variables that create the climate…

2018-12-09 22:23   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: China is building coal power again

From China Dialog Feng Hao 28.09.2018 Experts are calling for the government to return to cutting capacity after policy reversal, reports Feng Hao *Updated Sept. 27 CoalSwarm published a report on September 26 warning that 259 gigawatts of coal power capacity – equivalent to the entire coal power fleet of the United States – is…

2018-12-09 22:00   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: Climate change and wildfires. An Interview with An Imperfect Union

By Jim Steele I was interviewed by journalists for a video journalist group, Imperfect Union, who make videos for Facebook Watch. They interview people with opposing views on a wide range of topics. This was their first climate oriented video. They sought a discussion on the possible effects of climate change on California’s wildfires. The…

2018-12-09 18:00   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: Climate change could wake up Canada’s dormant volcanoes

From The CBC HT/BW

2018-12-09 14:00   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: Climate Change Is Making Sharks Right-Handed

From Live Science By Brandon Specktor, Senior Writer | December 7, 2018 03:43pm ET Australian researchers recently bred Port Jackson sharks in a tank warmed to a temperature likely to occur at the end of the century if climate change continues unabated. These warmer waters made the sharks right-handed. Credit: Shutterstock Australian scientists went snorkeling…

2018-12-09 10:00   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: The One-sided Worldview of Eco-Pessimists

From Quillette written by Joanna Szurmak and Pierre Desrochers This essay draws in part on the authors’ new book Population Bombed! Exploding the Link Between Overpopulation and Climate Change (Global Warming Policy Foundation, 2018). The Pull of Environmental Narratives In his critique of Hans Rosling’s optimistic take on the human condition (which Rosling co-authored with…

2018-12-09 06:00   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: “…it is the change in temperature compared to what we’ve been used to that matters.” – Part 1

In this post, we’re going to present monthly TMIN and TMAX Near-Land Surface Air Temperature data for the Northern and Southern Hemispheres (not in anomaly form) in an effort to add a little perspective to global warming. And at the end of this post, I’m asking for your assistance in preparing a post especially for you,…

2018-12-09 02:00   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: Hate mail of the week

I get plenty of hate mail here at WUWT. Marc Morano at Climate Depot gets more than I do, and shared this with me. It’s fairly typical for climate alarmists and leftists to resort to such smearing, because they really don’t have anything else. Here’s a real gem. Warning – graphic language. Note, the email address…

2018-12-08 23:41   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: Climate summit language reveals real but hidden agenda

The goal isn’t saving Earth from climate disaster – it’s changing the world order David Wojick, Ph.D. People complain all the time about UN jargon. But the technical language of the Katowice, Poland climate summit is actually very revealing. It is all about changing the world order. Words exist because there is something important to…

2018-12-08 22:00   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: Harvard University Experiment to Block Sunlight, to Prevent Global Warming

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Harvard University is planning to conduct an experiment to test the effectiveness of sunlight blocking aerosols dumped into the stratosphere. Harvard Scientists Begin Experiment To Block Out The Sun Dec 5, 2018, 12:40pm Trevor Nace A group of Harvard scientists plans to tackle climate change through geoengineering by blocking out…

2018-12-08 18:00   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: New catalyst produces cheap hydrogen

From Eurekalert Public Release: 29-Nov-2018 New catalyst produces cheap hydrogen Queensland University of Technology Professor Anthony O’Mullane said the potential for the chemical storage of renewable energy in the form of hydrogen was being investigated around the world. “The Australian Government is interested in developing a hydrogen export industry to export our abundant renewable…

2018-12-08 14:00   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: California officially becomes first in nation mandating solar power for new homes

‘Historic undertaking’ expected to boost number of rooftop solar panels across the Golden State. From The Orange County Register By Jeff Collins | JeffCollins@scng.com | Orange County Register PUBLISHED: December 5, 2018 at 11:28 am | UPDATED: December 5, 2018 at 3:58 pm California officially became the first state in the nation on Wednesday,…

2018-12-08 10:00   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: The Green Climate Deal

I see that Ms. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Mr. Bernie Sanders are pushing something called a “Green New Deal”, so I thought I’d take a look. The Hill has a piece entitled “Progressives say dire climate reports point to need for ‘Green New Deal’“, and the Atlantic magazine has an article on it headlined “The Democratic…

2018-12-08 09:22   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: Wildfire Attribution study full of smoke

December 4, 2018 Guest post by Bob Vislocky In light of the devastating wildfires that ravished California last month, I thought it would be interesting to critically review a frequently referenced article published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences in 2016 titled “Impact of Anthropogenic Climate Change on Wildfire Across Western US…

2018-12-08 06:00   Click to comment


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