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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?: No. The Miocene is not an example of the “last time it was as warm as it’s going to get later this century”… Argh!

Guest ridicule by David Middleton From ARS Technica, one of the most incoherent things I’ve ever read… WAIT, THERE IS HOPE! — What happened last time it was as warm as it’s going to get later this century? Kids today will be grandparents when most climate projections end—does the past have more hints? HOWARD LEE…

Today: 20:26   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: NASA James Hansen: Climate Change is Obama and Jerry Brown’s Fault

Legendary climate activist James Hansen has cut loose at everyone over their climate failings, and has not spared politicians whom he says are “fraudulently” claiming to be taking climate action. But James Hansen’s rant sheds light on an unlikely figure who took a final opportunity to do the right thing. Ex-Nasa scientist: 30 years on,…

Today: 20:00   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: Bizarre claim: “Climate Change Denial” is a racial attitude

From ScienceAlert and the “you knew it was just a matter of time before some misguided social justice warrior made the claim” department. h/t to WUWT reader “ozspeakup” Racist Attitudes And Climate Denial Have a Disturbing Link We Never Knew About Something is very wrong here. PETER DOCKRILL – ScienceAlert The drivers behind climate change…

Today: 18:30   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: The Pope’s Misguided War On Fossil Fuels

By H. STERLING BURNETT It seems that Pope Francis has learned little since his 2015 papal encyclical calling on the world to fight climate change by limiting the use of modern technologies and fossil fuels. At a recent Vatican meeting, he called many of the world’s leading oil company executives to the carpet. Francis told the…

Today: 17:00   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: An update from Peter Ridd on his legal case against @JCU

Dear All, Just a little news on what has been happening. The legal matters are slowly grinding through the system. We were successful this week in a legal hearing to combine the two legal matters (first censure and the termination) so that it will now all be done in one court thus saving funds. At…

Today: 15:00   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: Pielke’s retort to AP’s Seth Borenstein: “how climate change is making us dumb”

Yesterday, Dr. Roger Pielke Jr. responded to Seth Borenstein’s Tweet about his article in the Associated Press on the upcoming 30 year anniversary of Dr. James Hansen’s Climate Predictions from 1988. Borensteins title was: ” Warned 30 years ago, global warming ‘is in our living room’ Thirty years later, it’s clear that Hansen and other…

Today: 14:00   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: Happy 30th Birthday Gorebal Warming!

Guest drive-by by David Middleton Well… Happy 30th birthday, 3 days early… AP Was There: The age of climate change begins By GUY DARST, ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — Jun 18, 2018 On June 23, 1988, a top NASA scientist told Congress and the world that global warming had arrived. NASA scientist James Hansen predicted that…

Today: 12:20   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: Study: Arctic Sea Ice Was Thinner In 1955 Than In years 2015-2017

From the “skating on thin ice” department. According to a new paper published in the Journal of Geophysical Research, the observed mean thickness of the sea ice in the region north of (Arctic) Svalbard was substantially thinner (0.94 m) in 1955 than it has been in recent years (~1.6 m, 2015/2017). Graph Source: Rösel et al., 2018 In 1955,…

Today: 04:32   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: Anthropogenic Global Warming (AGW) a Premeditated Crime Against Science Justified with Artificial Certainty.

Guest Opinion: Dr. Tim Ball I dedicate this column to the memory and work of Vincent Gray, one of the earliest and most effective critics of the deliberate deception that human CO2 is causing global warming. He knew what was wrong because he was an expert reviewer of the Science Reports of the Intergovernmental Panel…

2018-06-18 23:00   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: Claim: Climate Change will be Solved by Feminism

Guest essay by Eric Worrall According to former President of the Republic of Ireland and former UN commissioner Mary Robinson, more feminism will solve the climate crisis. Climate change a ‘man-made problem with a feminist solution’ says Robinson Zoe Tabary JUNE 19, 2018 LONDON, June 18 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Women must be at the…

2018-06-18 20:03   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: A conversation with Prof. Richard Lindzen

Guest interview by Grégoire Canlorbe Richard Siegmund Lindzen is an American atmospheric physicist known for his work in the dynamics of the atmosphere, atmospheric tides, and ozone photochemistry. He has published more than 200 scientific papers and books. From 1983 until his retirement in 2013, he was Alfred P. Sloan Professor of Meteorology at the…

2018-06-18 18:00   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: “What If India And China Used Natural Gas And Oil Like The U.S.?”… What a wonderful world it would be!

Guest salivating by David Middleton, petroleum geologist From Forbes… JUN 17, 2018 What If India And China Used Natural Gas And Oil Like The U.S.? Jude Clemente , CONTRIBUTOR BP’s just released Statistical Review of World Energy 2018 has got my wheels turning. The first thing you should know is that global energy consumption has essentially just begun:…

2018-06-18 16:11   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: Spencer on Antarctic Ice Sheet Collapses, Nobel Prizes, and the Psychology of Catastrophism

Last week I had the privilege of being invited to present a talk at a small conference of world experts in a variety of disciplines. The venue was spectacular, on the French Riviera, and we had an entire late-1800’s hotel to ourselves, right on the Mediterranean. For me, it was a once-in-a-lifetime experience. I had…

2018-06-18 16:06   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: Is Climate Change Killing the Baobabs? Nope, even the study authors don’t make the claim!

Guest Essay by Kip Hansen A recent study into the ages of the oldest of Africa’s iconic baobab trees has spawned a lot of press coverage — very little of it scientifically accurate. Headlines range all over the intellectual map depending on the general tendency for bias and yellow journalism of the news outlet. Here…

2018-06-18 11:30   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup #319

Brought to You by SEPP (www.SEPP.org) The Science and Environmental Policy Project THIS WEEK: By Ken Haapala, President, Science and Environmental Policy Project (SEPP) Vincent Gray, RIP: On May 14, we lost a stalwart defender in the battle to keep rigorous science for descending into bureaucratic nonsense. Vincent Gray of New Zealand was an enthusiastic…

2018-06-18 07:01   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: ‘The Data Thugs’

Guest essay by Peter D. Tillman Got your attention, didn’t it? But they are actually the good guys — two working scientists who, behind the scenes, have had striking success in bringing on retractions by publicly calling out questionable data. Their work was written up in Science Magazine in a freely-available article, here. Once a…

2018-06-18 01:00   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: Toronto Named as the Heartland of the Radical Climate Revolution

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Many of us have said all along that the radical left are using climate change as an excuse to rally the troops, but its nice to see it all laid out in clear, without any of the dissimulation or trickery Comrade Lenin recommended for global Communist revolutionaries. Climate change and…

2018-06-17 22:17   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: Spectacular flyover video of Kilauea eruption shows massive devastation

Aerial Survey of River of Lava as it Flows Down Valley in Hawaii  Footage from an Hawaii Army National Guard survey of the Kilauea eruption. Starting with fissure eight, that has developed a sizable cone around it and is sending channelized lava down to Kapoho. The lava river is at this time well over…

2018-06-17 19:17   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: TOTAL FAILURE of the climate crusade: Coal power has the same energy share it had 20 years ago

A couple of days ago, we noted that this year’s edition of BP’s annual Statistical Review of World Energy report on global energy use is out, and it contains one of the most telling charts about the failure of the climate crusade’s “war on coal” ever presented. Most of the lamestream media coverage has focused on this…

2018-06-17 09:44   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: Meet the Green Nuclear Engineering Graduates who Want to Save the Planet from Climate Change

Guest essay by Eric Worrall According to NPR, since 2001 there has been a surge in young people graduating with nuclear engineering qualifications, who are driven by the desire to convince their fellow greens to embrace the nuclear path to a zero carbon future. As Nuclear Struggles, A New Generation Of Engineers Is Motivated By…

2018-06-16 22:06   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: What an Engineer Finds Amazing About the Claims of Arctic and Antarctic Melting

Guest opinion by Ronald D Voisin  It’s just amazing how we as a society can let global group-think ideas have fantastically large continued public traction when direct scientific observation utterly refutes the very basis of the ideas.  Can not the alarmist scientific folks (I’m thinking here of Mann, Alley, Schmidt, Hansen, etc.) be just a little bit honest about what…

2018-06-16 16:00   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: NASA glaciologist Jay Zwally puts the hammer down: ‘Antarctica is gaining ice’

A new paper about to be in press, comes at the end of a flurry of papers and reports published this week that claims Antarctica was losing ice mass. Zwally says ice growth is anywhere from 50 gigatons to 200 gigatons a year. NASA glaciologist Jay Zwally says his new study will show, once again,…

2018-06-16 02:05   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: Rich Californian Greens Reject Climate Friendly High Density Housing

Guest essay by Eric Worrall The most effective way to reduce transport miles, the transport carbon footprint, is to pile people on top of each other, to replace city parks and low rise dwellings with towering high-rise apartments. So why aren’t affluent Californian greens enthusiastically supporting this most effective measure to combat climate change? NIMBYs…

2018-06-16 01:00   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: The Land That Global Warming Forgot

Guest essay by David Archibald For the first time a major political party has gone into an election with an anti-green platform and won big time. Specifically the Conservative Party platform for the Ontario election on 7th June promised: This means no carbon tax or cap-and-trade schemes. Stop sweetheart deals by scrapping the Green Energy…

2018-06-15 21:49   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: NSF study: ‘…current carbon dioxide levels are not enough to destabilize the land-based ice on Antarctica’

We covered this yesterday, but today the official press release came out, so worth covering again. Via Eurekalert Land-based portion of massive East Antarctic ice sheet retreated little during past eight million years But increases in atmospheric carbon dioxide levels could affect stability and potential for sea level rise NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION Large parts of…

2018-06-15 18:00   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: This is science? Penguin huddling behavior is the new proxy for climate change

Sometimes, you just have to laugh. This is from the AGU, EoS and it was an actual funded science study, published in an applied physics journal no less. Personally, with them making the jump from weather to climate in describing weather event driven penguin behavior in this press release, it looks like emperor junk science…

2018-06-15 16:48   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: Actual science press release headline: ‘How to save Antarctica (and the rest of Earth too)’

From the “Listen to us! We can save the world!” department and IMPERIAL COLLEGE LONDON comes this evangelical bit of diatribe masquerading as science. Apparently the first version of the press release didn’t go over so well, and a “do-over” was required. Via Eurekalert How to save Antarctica (and the rest of Earth too) IMPERIAL COLLEGE…

2018-06-15 15:56   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: Good News! 99.989% of the Antarctic Ice Sheet Didn’t Melt!

Guest lampooning by David Middleton 99.989% rounds up to 100%.  This is fantastic news… Unless you’re a Warmunist.  Fortunately for Warmunists, Science News tailors their headlines to your preferences… NEWS CLIMATE, EARTH, OCEANS Antarctica has lost about 3 trillion metric tons of ice since 1992 Ice loss is accelerating and that’s helped raise the global…

2018-06-14 13:48   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: Pielke: Scientists as both experts and political myth-makers

By Larry Kummer. From the Fabius Maximus website. Summary: Experts, especially scientists, wield increasing power in western societies. Roger Pielke Jr. looks at the political implications, and how this is boosting our dysfunctional political polarization. Scientific Authority and Political Myth Presentation by Roger Pielke Jr. Given at a workshop on Democratisation of Science –…

2018-06-14 08:42   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: Yesterday’s Climate Debate of the Decade: a summary from an attendee

Summary of the event Conversations on Climate Change held in Charleston, WV, Geary Auditorium, on June 12th, 2018. By Brian Lindauer “Our premise was this: Climate change is undeniable, but there is disagreement as to whether human activity is causing it, and if so, to what degree.” So states the informational material provided by Spilman Thomas…

2018-06-13 23:38   Click to comment


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