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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?: US Climate Scientist Channels Martin Luther King

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Re-interpreting the words of dead people as support for climate action. Why Climate Change Would Have Alarmed Dr. Martin Luther King Jan 19, 2019, 08:39am Marshall Shepherd As Dr. Martin Luther King’s National Day of Service approaches, I had an interesting thought as a scientist, writer, and human being. Climate…

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Watts Up With That?: Does The Climate-Science Industry Purposely Ignore A Simple Aspect of Strong El Niño Events That Causes Long-Term Global Warming?

PREFACE It was a little more than 10 years ago that I published my first blog posts on the obvious upward steps in the sea surface temperatures of a large portion of the global oceans…upward steps that are caused by El Niño events…upward steps that lead to sunlight-fueled, naturally occurring global warming. There is a…

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Watts Up With That?: Penguins, starfish, whales: Which animals will win and lose in a warming Antarctic?

From EurekAlert! Public Release: 17-Jan-2019 Seafloor predators and open-water feeding animals will benefit from climate change, while those associated with sea ice for food or breeding are most at risk Frontiers Marine Antarctic animals closely associated with sea ice for food or breeding, such the humpback whale and emperor penguin, are most at risk from…

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Watts Up With That?: So what does “climate justice” have to do with women’s rights and pussyhats?

I’ve never understood what “climate justice” is all about. I understand it even less now. This happened in my town today: Hundreds march in downtown Chico for women’s rights I could not help but notice this photo, and the elements within. Me thinks they are a bit confused. What do you think?

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Watts Up With That?: NO EVIDENCE’: Experts Continue To Debunk WaPo’s Claim About The Shutdown And Weather Forecasts

From The Daily Caller Michael Bastasch | Energy Editor There’s no evidence the government shutdown is making weather forecasts less accurate, according to experts. The Washington Post reported the shutdown has impacted the accuracy of NOAA’s flagship weather model. However, NOAA and other meteorologists who fact-checked the claim found no evidence to back it up.…

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Watts Up With That?: US Taxpayers Paid $329,000 for this Useless DoD Climate Report

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Even Democrats are complaining about the lack of detail. The Pentagon calls climate change a national security threat. Trump isn’t listening. Democrats seem unhappy with the new Defense Department report, though. By Alex Ward Jan 18, 2019, 1:50pm EST The Pentagon released a short report this week detailing how a…

2019-01-19 22:00   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: When environmentalism becomes corruption – Part 1

Environmental principles are too often used to stop lawful, responsible, vital land uses Craig Liukko All across the United States, private property rights are under assault – assault by state and federal legislators and regulators, environmentalist groups, wealthy liberal foundations, corporations and other special interests, often acting in coordination or collusion with one another. They…

2019-01-19 18:00   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: Paris Agreement Fan Laments Massive Fossil Fuel Powered Industrialisation in Bangladesh

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Greens attacking Bangladeshis for trying to build a better future for their children. From Paris to Bangladesh, how the climate change accord is imploding By Divya Rajagopal The onslaught of a new power plant on the fragile ecology of the Sunderbans is fresh proof of the futility of climate reforms.…

2019-01-19 14:00   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: Eco-sneakers are still killing the planet, just a little slower [Study]

by Danny McLoughlin Eco-sneakers are still killing the planet, just a little slower [Study] The Adidas NMD_CS1 Parley Primeknit is made from recycled plastic bags retrieved from the ocean. With the threat of climate change becoming more real in people’s minds over recent months and years, consumers have begun to re-evaluate their decisions to see…

2019-01-19 10:00   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: Dark Green Money Reveals Vast Self-Dealing Network in Canada’s Climate Change “Leadership” like Green New Deal Proposal says Friends of Science

From PRWEB “Dark Green Money” is a new report by Robert Lyman with a revealing glimpse of the vast self-dealing network of foreign billionaire foundation funding environmental groups’ climate change initiatives, says Friends of Science Society, much like what is being proposed in the US for the Green New Deal. Dark Green Money CALGARY, Alberta…

2019-01-19 06:00   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: Current fossil fuel infrastructure does not yet commit us to 1.5 °C warming

From Nature Abstract Committed warming describes how much future warming can be expected from historical emissions due to inertia in the climate system. It is usually defined in terms of the level of warming above the present for an abrupt halt of emissions. Owing to socioeconomic constraints, this situation is unlikely, so we focus on…

2019-01-19 03:00   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: Simplest climate model yet – a bathtub

Climate change: How could artificial photosynthesis contribute to limiting global warming? Scientists calculate areas needed for forestation and artificial photosynthesis After several years during which global emissions at least stagnated, they rose again somewhat in 2017 and 2018. Germany has also clearly missed its climate targets. In order to keep global warming below 2 degrees…

2019-01-18 23:30   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: Op-ed disguised as a science paper: “Record-breaking ocean temperatures point to trends of global warming”

From the “don’t trust it, it’s from ‘Skeptical Science’ team operative John Abraham who’s a mechanical engineer” department comes this op-ed masquerading as a science paper at the Chinese Academy of Sciences. Trenberth still hasn’t found his missing heat. Record-breaking ocean temperatures point to trends of global warming 2018 continues record global ocean warming INSTITUTE…

2019-01-18 19:26   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: Fake Science: “The Anthropocene Is Coming to Mars”… From Where?

Guest ridiculing of a professor by David Middleton The Anthropocene Is Coming to Mars Humans are about to extend their influence to a second world. By Dirk Schulze-Makuch airspacemag.com January 17, 2019 3:30P Astrobiologist Alberto Fairén of Cornell University and the Center of Astrobiology in Madrid, Spain, asks a provocative question in a paper published recently…

2019-01-18 17:04   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: CNBC: Houston after Harvey Would have been a Climate Change Financial Disaster – Except that Investors Swarmed the Market

Guest essay by Eric Worrall CNBC thinks banks aren’t taking climate change seriously when making mortgage decisions. The mortgage industry isn’t ready for a foreclosure crisis created by climate change PUBLISHED THU, JAN 17 2019 • 7:00 AM EST | UPDATED 4 HOURS AGO Diana Olick Erica Posse The threat to real estate from increasingly…

2019-01-18 14:00   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: Connecticut to make Climate Change a Mandatory School Subject

Guest essay by Eric Worrall h/t Dr. Willie Soon – Connecticut state representative Christine Palm is alarmed that some children in her district choose to spend all their school time focussing on traditional studies like mathematics and science instead of spending some of their time learning about the “life and death” issue of Climate Change.…

2019-01-18 10:00   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: Researchers led By Georgia State economist find a global tax on carbon may be feasible

From EurekAlert! Georgia State University ATLANTA–There is a consistently high level of public support across nations for a global carbon tax if the tax policy is carefully designed, according to a survey of people in the United States, India, the United Kingdom, South Africa and Australia. The research was published in Nature. “Imposing a cost…

2019-01-18 10:00   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: Democratic 2020 Hopefuls Turn Senate Hearing Into Climate Change Brawl

From The Daily Caller Michael Bastasch | Energy Editor Three Democratic 2020 presidential hopefuls gave a preview of how aggressive they will push global warming policies on the campaign trail during the confirmation hearing for Andrew Wheeler, President Donald Trump’s pick to head the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Sens. Cory Booker of New Jersey, Jeff…

2019-01-18 06:00   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: Grounded: President Trump Helps Nancy Pelosi and her Fellow Democrats Reduce their Carbon Footprints

Guest essay by Eric Worrall h/t Breitbart – President Trump blocked Nancy Pelosi and her entourage from using an Airforce jet for a seven day tour of Europe, Egypt and Afghanistan – though he suggested they could book commercial flights if they want. President Trump apparently caught Democrats by surprise – their Air Force bus…

2019-01-17 23:45   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: The Lancet: Diet and food production must radically change to improve health and avoid potentially catastrophic damage to the planet

From EurekAlert! Public Release: 16-Jan-2019 The Lancet: Diet and food production must radically change to improve health and avoid potentially catastrophic damage to the planet Feeding a growing population of 10 billion people by 2050 with a healthy and sustainable diet will be impossible without transforming eating habits, improving food production, and reducing food waste.…

2019-01-17 22:00   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: Disentangling California Drought

Here is Jim Steele’s newest column article for the Tribune and 5 other Marin papers,~ctm Pacifica Tribune column, January 16, 2019 What’s Natural? Disentangling California Drought Devastating droughts are a great concern. Droughts disrupt ecosystems, agriculture, and drinking water supplies. Contrary to headlines suggesting we have only 12 years before descending into climate hell with…

2019-01-17 18:00   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: Shifting North Magnetic Pole is affecting everything from cell phones to submarines

Normally the World Magnetic Model is updated every 5 years, but the North Magnetic Pole is changing position so fast, regular updates are now required. Earth’s magnetic field is changing so quickly that researchers have been forced to update to the World Magnetic Model ahead of schedule. Developed by NOAA and the British Geological Survey,…

2019-01-17 16:46   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: From the Bleeding Obvious Files: “Science Fiction Helps Understand Climate Change”

Guest humor by David Middleton When I saw this on Real Clear Energy this morning, I just had to click the link… Science Fiction Helps Understand Climate Change Why… Of course it does. Here’s an “oldie, but a goody”… The First International School on Climate System And Climate Chang (ISCS) Author:Yan Zhang,Yiming Liu 2004-11-19 The…

2019-01-17 16:00   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: New York’s Green New Deal

I can’t vouch for the provenance of this, but it seems real, ~ctm On January 15, 2019 New York State Governor Andrew M. Cuomo did his State of the State Address. His 2019 Justice Agenda included 12 proposals under part 4 “Launching the Green New Deal”: · Mandate 100 Percent Clean Power by 2040 –…

2019-01-17 14:00   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: The Guardian: President Trump’s Fault that China is Still Burning Climate Destroying Coal

Guest essay by Eric Worrall According to the Guardian, President Trump’s imposition on trade tariffs on China is causing a breakdown in the international cooperation required for large scale climate action. Global tensions holding back climate change fight, says WEF After extreme weather-related events, there is ‘need for international cooperation’ Larry Elliott Economics editor Wed…

2019-01-17 10:00   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: Don’t ban plastic bags!

Learn the facts about plastic versus paper bags – and bag the bans, instead Hal Shurtlef Like dozen towns and cities in Massachusetts and other states, Boston recently enacted a ban on plastic shopping bags. It went into effect December 14, 2018. It was a relatively easy vote, because “evil” plastic bags have received extensive…

2019-01-17 06:00   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: Media Reports of +40% Adjustment in Ocean Warming Were Greatly Exaggerated

From Dr Roy Spencer’s Blog January 16th, 2019 Summary: The recently reported upward adjustment in the 1971-2010 Ocean Heat Content (OHC) increase compared to the last official estimate from the IPCC is actually 11%, not 40%. The 40% increase turns out to be relative to the average of various OHC estimates the IPCC addressed in…

2019-01-17 02:00   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: Claim: Global warming causes colder winters and more snow in Europe

From the “with models, we can make anything believable” department. New paper argues for a stronger influence of Arctic sea-ice loss on recent Eurasian cooling, thus causing colder winters and more snow in Europe due to climate change. A reconciled estimate of the influence of Arctic sea-ice loss on recent Eurasian cooling https://www.nature.com/articles/s41558-018-0379-3 (paywalled)…

2019-01-16 23:37   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: Hump day hilarity – the progression of climate narrative names

I had a predictable and lauaghable Twitter dialog today with the editor of the bought and paid for climate activist site known as “The Carbon Brief”. He was bent out of shape because I pointed out that while he thought the reason for the stepping down of Lord Lawson at The Global Warming Policy Foundation…

2019-01-16 21:53   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: ARGO—Fit for Purpose?

By Rud Istvan This is the second of two guest posts on whether ‘big’ climate science missions are fit for purpose, inspired by ctm as seaside lunch speculations. The first post dealt with whether satellite altimetry, specifically NASA’s newest Jason3 ‘bird’, was fit for sea level rise (SLR) ‘acceleration’ purpose. It found using NASA’s own…

2019-01-16 18:00   Click to comment


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