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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?: DC Swamp denizens strike back on biodiesel

While demand for biodiesel is down, senators and crony corporatists deep-six proposed EPA reductions in biodiesel mandates Guest opinion by Paul Driessen Despite what I thought were persuasive articles over the years (here, here and here, for example), corn ethanol and other biofuel mandates remain embedded in US law. As we have learned, once a…

Today: 15:46   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: New Floating Offshore Wind Turbines

Guest essay by Eric Worrall A Scottish wind farm composed of novel design floating offshore wind turbines has officially started generating power. Proponents claim the floating megastructures are cheaper than traditional turbines, and will open offshore sites too deep for traditional fixed pylon designs. The Hywind project: the world’s first floating wind farm By SOPHIE…

Today: 11:48   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: #Geostorm – another climate related disaster movie, crashes and burns

It just opened yesterday, and already Hollywood movie analysts are blasting its plot and performance. IMDB storyline: When catastrophic climate change endangers Earth’s very survival, world governments unite and create the Dutch Boy Program: a world wide net of satellites, surrounding the planet, that are armed with geoengineering technologies designed to stave off the natural…

2017-10-21 21:24   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: Ten Psychological Tactics for Avoiding Climate Science Accountability

  Guest Post by: Duncan Smith Doing research into a completely unrelated matter to address conflict resolution I stumbled across CHSAlliance, an organization whose mission is “To promote respect for the rights and dignity of people and communities vulnerable to risk and affected by disaster, conflict or poverty and enhance the effectiveness and impact of…

2017-10-21 20:00   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: Trying to perpetuate alarmist climate “science”

The Obama era “Climate Science Special Report” demands a “red team” analysis Guest essay by David Wojick, PhD Several months ago a brief furor erupted when the New York Times leaked the final draft of the upcoming Climate Science Special Report (CSSR), an extremely alarmist rendition of what is supposedly happening with Earth’s climate. Dangerous … …

2017-10-21 18:13   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: Renewables Advocates Trash Talk Nuclear Fusion

Guest essay by Eric Worrall According to renewables advocates, renewables will soon be so cheap it won’t be worth pouring more money into researching nuclear fusion. Renewable Energy Threatens the World’s Biggest Science Project Inside the $24 billion long bet on fusion power in France. By Anna Hirtenstein 20 October 2017, 14:01 GMT+10 The world’s…

2017-10-21 11:09   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: Friday Funny: Fish are no longer depressed in the ocean thanks to Prozac

Earlier this week, The New York Times had a story about fish and depression. Apparently, it’s a thing because… Science! “The neurochemistry is so similar that it’s scary,” said Julian Pittman, a professor at the Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences at Troy University in Alabama, where he is working to develop new medications to treat…

2017-10-21 00:51   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: What crisis? Global CO2 emissions stalled for the third year in a row

From the EUROPEAN COMMISSION JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE The annual assessment of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by the JRC and the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (PBL) confirms that CO2 emissions have stalled for the third year in a row. The report provides updated results on the continuous monitoring of the three main greenhouse gases: carbon dioxide…

2017-10-20 15:59   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: Deepwater Horizon: EpiLLOG

Guest post by David Middleton The movie Deepwater Horizon is probably the only movie ever made that actually tried to realistically depict oil drilling operations.  While it didn’t get every detail right, it was compellingly realistic (too realistic for me watching it on IMAX) and told the story of how ordinary people, just doing their…

2017-10-20 15:17   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: Climate Craziness of the Week: Michael Mann hawking “climate toothpaste”

You just have to see the photo below, from the Mann himself, who has on occasion referred to me as a “carnival barker” while apparently not fully understanding how he looks at times. Hilariously, we have this photo from his Facebook Page: Here is a closeup of the product. Ridiculous as it is, it’s a…

2017-10-19 21:44   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: Al Gore at Rice University: More Climate Alarmism, Political Bias in Houston

By Robert Bradley Jr. — reposted from Master Resource at suggestion of the author “Former Vice President of the United States Al Gore will speak at Rice University’s Tudor Fieldhouse at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 23. Gore, who is chairman of the Climate Reality Project and a board member of Rice’s Doerr Institute for New Leaders,…

2017-10-19 19:09   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: Greenland ice stream retreated during a cold period of climate

From the UNIVERSITY OF HELSINKI Ice stream retreats under a cold climate Why did the Jakobshavn Isbræ ice stream in West Greenland retreat under a cold climate period called the Younger Dryas? A research article, published in Nature Communications, shows that a warmer ocean surface in central-eastern Baffin Bay triggered the ice retreat during this cold…

2017-10-19 18:28   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: U.S. Winter Outlook: NOAA forecasters predict cooler, wetter North and warmer, drier South

Drought likely to persist in northern Plains Forecasters at NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center released the U.S. Winter Outlook today, with La Nina potentially emerging for the second year in a row as the biggest wildcard in how this year’s winter will shape up. La Nina has a 55-65 percent chance of developing before winter sets…

2017-10-19 16:14   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: DOE Secretary Rick Perry: “Resiliency Pricing Rule” for Coal-fired and Nuclear Power Plants

Guest post by David Middleton DOE = United States Department of Energy FERC = Federal Energy Regulatory Commission OCT 2, 2017 Rick Perry Directs FERC To Complete Final Action On Resiliency Pricing Rule In 60 Days Rod Adams , CONTRIBUTOR One of the most sweeping changes to the U.S. electricity supply market in the past…

2017-10-19 14:26   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: In Australia, faulty BoM temperature sensors contribute to “hottest year ever”

More hot days — or “purpose-designed” temperature sensors at play? Guest essay by Dr. Jennifer Marohasy, republished from the Australian Spectator with permission from the author. I don’t believe in conspiracies of silence except when it comes to Harvey Weinstein and the Australian Bureau of Meteorology. For some time, weather enthusiasts have been noticing rapid…

2017-10-19 10:01   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: WINNING: EPA to reform its science advisory boards

EPA Move To Increase Scientific Advisory Board Transparency Applauded BY MICHAEL SANDOVAL    Western Wire Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt announced Tuesday he planned to curtail the practice of distributing research grants to scientists appointed to the agency’s scientific advisory boards to improve their “independence and transparency and objectivity.” “If…

2017-10-19 06:26   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: ‘Way to go, Greenies’

‘GREEN’ ENERGY FAILS EVERY TEST By John Hinderacker, Power Line Blog. The sad story of Minnesota’s green energy failure is one that no doubt is being replicated around the country. And one of the ironies of green energy is that it is terrible for the environment. Liberals will tell you that Minnesota is one of…

2017-10-19 00:13   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: Wind farm equipment shuts down Interstate 25 in Colorado

The Colorado Department of Transportation is working to reopen I-25 in Pueblo. The accident has several lanes of the highway shut down between Abriendo and Central avenues. A semi was involved in an accident. A large piece of equipment from the Vestas wind farm fell onto the road. Large equipment has been brought in to remove the…

2017-10-18 23:09   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: Intensifying Typhoon Lan threatens Japan – but may miss mainland

Dr. Ryan Maue, now of weather.us has been tracking Typhoon Lan, which is predicted to become a “super” typhoon in the next two days. Here in a recent model output for Saturday: He notes: HWRF develops concentric eyewalls — massive size Typhoon Lan. Research Maps page: http://wx.graphics/models/hwrf/hwrf.php … He adds: HWRF 18z hurricane model convinced that…

2017-10-18 20:00   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: Turning wasted Methane into liquid fuel

From the MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY A new way to harness wasted methane Approach developed at MIT could help curb needless ‘flaring’ of potent greenhouse gas. CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Methane gas, a vast natural resource, is often disposed of through burning, but new research by scientists at MIT could make it easier to capture this gas…

2017-10-18 18:15   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: Green Power is Part Time Power 

Guest opinion by Viv Forbes Solar power only works while the sun shines – it is part-time power. Wind power only works when suitable winds blows – also part-time power. Batteries only work when charged – part-time power again. Hydro fails in droughts – more part-time power. And using full-time power like natural gas to…

2017-10-18 16:00   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: Fiji to Issue 100% Clean Energy Climate Change Bond

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Fiji hopes to raise $US 50 million by selling sovereign climate bonds, to fund its transition to 100% renewable energy. Fiji has announced it will issue a sovereign green bond of US$50 million to raise funds for the Pacific nation to tackle climate change. Fiji hopes to raise US$50 million…

2017-10-18 10:25   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: 60 scientists call for EPA endangerment finding to be reversed

PRESS RELEASE October 17, 2017 Electricity Consumers Fully Support Scientists’ Letter to EPA Calling for Immediate Reopening of its GHG Endangerment Finding  Key Points:  This Letter from over 60 highly credentialed scientists states that: “We the undersigned are individuals who have technical skills and knowledge relevant to climate science and the GHG Endangerment Finding. We each…

2017-10-18 06:30   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: Dust stirred by ex hurricane Ophelia turned UK skies red

Via NASA’s Spaceweather.com For the past two days, sky watchers in parts of Europe have reported strange colors in the daytime sky. “There’s a red glow overhead and the sun looks like a big Orange,” says Vincent Phillips, who sends this picture from Hale village near Liverpool UK: “This is apparently due to ex-hurricane Ophelia,…

2017-10-18 03:51   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: Inoculating forests against forest fires

From the UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO Fighting fires before they spark University of New Mexico research could impact forest management around the world With warm, dry summers comes a deadly caveat for the western United States: wildfires. Scientists say the hot, dry climates found west of the Mississippi, along with decades of fire suppression efforts, are … …

2017-10-18 00:07   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: Fast regrowth in Arctic sea-ice outpaces recent years

Ron Clutz writes at Climate Change Dispatch: Arctic Sea Ice Surges Back During First Half of October Consider the refreezing during the first half of October through yesterday, adding an average of 96k km2 per day. On the left side, the Laptev Sea has filled in, and just below it, the East Siberian Sea is…

2017-10-17 17:24   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: Claim: use ‘nature’ to beat climate change

From the NATURE CONSERVANCY and the “beating natural climate change over the head with nature department”…comes this odd press release along with a “we hate cars” graphic. On the plus side, at least they aren’t proposing taxes that will accomplish nothing but line the pockets of special interests. New study finds nature is vital to…

2017-10-17 16:03   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: Study: Some faiths may turn to religion for science answers

From RICE UNIVERSITY Some faiths more likely to turn to religion for answers to science When it comes to seeking answers to questions about science, evangelical and black Protestants and Mormons are more likely than the general population to turn to religion, according to a new study by researchers from Rice University’s Religion and Public…

2017-10-17 08:02   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: Post-Tropical storm Ophelia hits Ireland

As I mentioned a couple days ago, what used to be Hurricane Ophelia would likely hit Ireland as an post-tropical system. That happened today, with the storm at tropical storm strength. There’s the usual caterwauling among climate alarmists that this storm has set “unprecedented” records, mainly because it was the 10th named Atlantic Hurricane this…

2017-10-17 02:13   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: “Tesla fires hundreds as Model 3 electric car production drags”

Guest post by David Middleton In a stunning setback to Stark Industries’ Tesla Motors’ effort to save the world from Hydra Gorebal Warming, hundreds of workers were fired in an effort to speed up production of the Iron Legion Model 3… Tesla has reportedly fired hundreds of employees amid signs that the company is off to…

2017-10-16 18:24   Click to comment


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