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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?: Forest Fires in the Golden State

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Our charmingly incompetent California Governor, Jerry “Moonbeam” Brown, has announced that all climate-change deniers are “definitely contributing” to the wildfires in the northern and southern parts of the state over the past few days, as well as blazes “in the coming years.” So look out, you dang “deniers”, it’s all…

Today: 04:04   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: Inuit Plan to Kill More “Climate Change Affected” Polar Bears, to Preserve Public Safety

Guest essay by Eric Worrall [addition h/t to users: Cam_S, Neo, and Fraizer, who all called attention to the this story ~ctm] h/t Howard “Cork” Hayden; Inuit communities are increasingly alarmed at surging populations of polar bears posing a risk to public safety, and have advanced plans to kill more polar bears to mitigate the…

Today: 02:00   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: UPDATE: WUWT Camp Fire Relief Fund

Guest Plea by Kip Hansen UPDATE: We are ½ way to our original $10,000 goal. Readers are being exceptionally generous. Please, help us roll this campaign up the hill. We are helping people who have lost everything. Anthony is alive and well and helping where he can — he has temporarily passed the Editorship…

Today: 01:19   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: Inuit Plan to Kill More “Climate Change Affected” Polar Bears, to Preserve Public Safety

Guest essay by Eric Worrall [addition h/t to users: Cam_S, Neo, and Fraizer, who all called attention to the this story ~ctm] h/t Howard “Cork” Hayden; Inuit communities are increasingly alarmed at surging populations of polar bears posing a risk to public safety, and have advanced plans to kill more polar bears to mitigate the…

Today: 01:00   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: “Deep Isolation”: The Solution to High Level Nuclear Waste?

Guest commentary by David Middleton Hat tip to Dr. Willie Soon The Deep Isolation concept is a proposal by Dr. Richard Muller (of BEST “fame”) and his wife Elizabeth Muller. The team also includes our good friend Steve Mosher. While I didn’t see many (or any) drilling engineers in their “roster,” they do list Scott…

2018-11-12 23:53   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: WUWT CampFire Relief Fund

Guest Plea by Kip Hansen There is now a Friends of WUWT CampFire Relief fund, receiving donations through the 501(c)3 not-for-profit charitable organization, the Family-to-Family Project, Inc. There are lots of people needing help as a result of the Camp Fire. Lots of relief is headed that that. We can make sure that…

2018-11-12 22:20   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: Secrets about the 1.5°C world temperature limit

By Larry Kummer. From the Fabius Maximus website. Summary: There has been a daily drumbeat of dark climate news to accompany the IPCC’s new report, “Global Warming of 1.5 °C.” Millions of people are terrified that climate change will wreck or destroy the world. Here is some information they probably do not know, because journalists…

2018-11-12 22:00   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: What next for U.S. climate and energy policies?

2018 elections bring mixed messages and require climate and renewable energy reality check Paul Driessen The “Blue Wave” never really reached shore, the U.S. Senate is still in Republican hands, the House of Representatives flipped to Democratic control, Trump era deregulation and fossil fuel production efforts continue, several governorships and state houses went from red…

2018-11-12 22:00   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: Gleick, my #$%%! 2018 Sagan Prize helping climate parody go mainstream

Reposted from: Cliscep.com Marisa Tomei pretends to be other people for money. She even has to impersonate a scientist on occasion, and says she’s looking forward to “exchanging notes” with Peter Gleick. A recurring point of lamentation here at CliScep is the dearth of good parody in the climate debate—an area that’s surely ripe for…

2018-11-12 19:00   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup #335

The Week That Was: 2018-11-10 (November 10, 2018) Brought to You by SEPP (www.SEPP.org) The Science and Environmental Policy Project Quote of the Week: “The people who are supposed to be the experts and who claim to understand the science are precisely the people who are blind to the evidence…I hope that a few of…

2018-11-12 16:00   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: WUWT CampFire Relief Fund

Guest Plea by Kip Hansen There is now a Friends of WUWT CampFire Relief fund, receiving donations through the 501(c)3 not-for-profit charitable organization, the Family-to-Family Project, Inc. There are lots of people needing help as a result of the Camp Fire. Lots of relief is headed that that. We can make sure that…

2018-11-12 14:22   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: Aussie Climate Change High School Student Strike Gathering Momentum

Guest essay by Eric Worrall A growing number of Australian students are demonstrating their commitment to climate issues, by embracing a future career of low paid menial jobs. “We Can’t Sit Around”: Aussie Students Are Skipping School to Combat Climate Change Sarah Basford Nov 12, 2018 In the short time 14-year-old Jean Hinchliffe has been…

2018-11-12 09:29   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: ctm Makes a New and (possibly) Improved Appearance

Well, well, well, I’m back @%@%$’s. For an indeterminate amount of time I will be running this blog again. For those who do not know me, here is an article about my role in Climategate, way back in the day. That was back when I personally did most of the moderation on this blog. I…

2018-11-12 02:16   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: “Local Extinction”: The Climate Crisis Term for a Shift of Species Range

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Apparently we now need to shut down industrial civilisation to prevent “local extinction” events, scary short distance migrations to more favourable territory. Climate change could make flatback turtle population be born all female or die out, scientist warns By Jane Bardon The members of one of the Northern Territory’s largest…

2018-11-12 00:38   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: My status, and the status of WUWT

I have received a number of inquiries from around the world related to my welfare due to the #CampFire that destroyed the town of Paradise, CA on November 8th, and threatened Chico, CA where I live, on the same day. I can tell you, I’m a bit beaten up, but I’m OK. More on that…

2018-11-11 22:50   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: How Do You Make the Bureaucratic Climate Deceivers Accountable?

Guest Opinion: Dr. Tim Ball Attempts to bring the deceptive science of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) into the political and public arena fail for an important reason. Understanding that reason offers the only chance to hold the creators and perpetrators accountable. I know of only one person who understood and took the…

2018-11-11 17:50   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: Claim: South Park has Atoned for Previous Climate Denial Sins

Guest essay by Eric Worrall ManBearPig is real! ‘South Park’ Review: ‘Time To Get Cereal’ Atones For Past Sins Dani Di Placido Nov 8, 2018 The creators of South Park are used to hearing criticism from the perpetually offended. But one of the legitimate grievances aimed at the show, is that South Park often mocks…

2018-11-11 09:12   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: Al Gore Claims Wind and Solar are Now Cheaper than Coal

Guest essay by Eric Worrall h/t Dr. Willie Soon – great news, wind power is so cheap government subsidies and market favouritism are no longer required. New wind and solar generation costs fall below existing coal plants Estimates jeopardise Trump’s hopes of reviving mining industry in US Ed Crooks in New York NOVEMBER 9, 2018…

2018-11-10 23:12   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: #CampFire Smoke as seen by MODIS satellite

One of the problems from the #CampFire in Northern California has been the thick smoke that has permeated the Sacramento Valley and even the coast, San Francisco, and the Bay Area. These MODIS satellite images tell the story. Animation, GOES WEST:

2018-11-10 19:37   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: UAH Arctic Temperature Profile

Guest Essay by Kip Hansen Last week Dr. Roy Spencer treated us to the latest UAH Global Temperature Update. Overall, the ”global average lower tropospheric temperature (LT) anomaly for October, 2018 was +0.22 deg. C, up a little from +0.14 deg. C in September”. Dr. Spencer was kind enough to include in his post,…

2018-11-10 15:10   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: Terrifying New African Ebola Outbreak – Yet Politicians Still Witter On about “Climate Threats”

Guest essay by Eric Worrall The description of the latest Ebola epidemic sounds like the script of a dark Hollywood outbreak movie – a rising outbreak in a conflict zone, medical staff hampered by threats to physical safety, frightening indications this outbreak may become worse than previous outbreaks. CDC director warns that Congo’s Ebola outbreak…

2018-11-09 23:26   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: Bulletin of Atomic Scientists: Republicans who Were Soft on Climate Change Lost To Democrats

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Former Guardian climate columnist Dana Nuccitelli has inadvertently provided a good reason for politically flexible Republicans to stop pretending to be Climate Change Democrats. What are the climate change consequences of the midterm elections? By Dana Nuccitelli, November 9, 2018 Over the past two years, the Trump administration, aided by…

2018-11-09 21:52   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: Nov 8th, 2018 #CampFire – captured by LANDSAT satellite at peak rage

This image captured at 10:45AM yesterday, by the Landsat8 satellite shows the town of Paradise, CA fully engulfed in the fire. I have added annotations to the image to help identify landmarks. On the morning of November 8, 2018, the Camp Fire erupted 90 miles (140 kilometers) north of Sacramento, California. By evening, the fast-moving fire had…

2018-11-09 15:54   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: “Fossil Fuels Make Us Safe”: Senior Australian Politician Openly Mocks Climate Change Narratives

Guest essay by Eric Worrall The Guardian seems worried that influential Australian politicians are openly mocking climate claims. Craig Kelly MP mocks climate change ‘exaggeration’ in presentation to Liberal party members Fossil fuels make us ‘safe from’ climate change, says MP who is working with Tony Abbott to move Liberals to the right Coral bleaching…

2018-11-09 08:21   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: Huge #CampFire seen from space by GOES satellite

Here is a short video of the GOES16 satellite imagery of the extremely dangerous, fast-moving “Camp” wildfire in wildland-urban interface currently burning through Paradise, California at an estimated 80 acres per minute. It went from ignition at 6:30AM to over 17,000 acres as of this writing. Some videos of narrow escapes can be seen here.…

2018-11-09 00:05   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: EPIC views of Earth finally providing some useful science

Remember Al Gore’s old pipe dream TRIANA which was basically going to be little more than a webcam looking at Earth, which was an idea he came up with right after he “invented the Intenet”? It sat in a warehouse for a decade, and was dusted off and re-purposed in 2015. It’s finally providing some…

2018-11-08 23:48   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: Nightmare evacuations from Northern California wildfire

This is some of the scenes from evacuation going on this morning as people try to evacuate the Camp Fire which has caused the entire town of Paradise CA to be evacuated. Much of the town is burning, and this includes Feather River Hospital. The fire is over 5000 acres now. video by Jerre Bates…

2018-11-08 20:12   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: Climate Kiddies’ Lawsuit: Evidence That Every President Since JFK Ignored Warnings About… Something.

Guest gainsaying by David Middleton From E&E News (which really should be renamed ?&E News because their articles are rarely relevant to energy): WHITE HOUSE Every president since JFK was warned about climate change Benjamin Hulac, E&E News reporter Climatewire: Tuesday, November 6, 2018 John F. Kennedy was warned about “climate control” in February 1961, becoming…

2018-11-08 17:30   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: Oxford University Professor: Tax Meat to Reduce Climate Change and Obesity

Guest essay by Eric Worrall According to Dr Marco Springmann, from the Nuffield Department of Population Health at Oxford University, driving up the price of meat will save lives and slow climate change. Meat tax could save thousands of lives and slash healthcare costs Although the tax would push up the price of burgers, sausages…

2018-11-08 12:38   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: Jordan Peterson: “Let’s fix global warming…it’s the kind of low resolution thinking that gets us nowhere”

Josh writes on Twitter: Must see & hugely entertaining video segment on #globalwarming from the very brilliant @jordanbpeterson watch from 20.:30 I did, and wow. Well said, Mr. Peterson.

2018-11-08 09:36   Click to comment


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