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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?: California acknowledges government policy failures in wildfires – not nebulous “climate change” excuses

Guest essay by Larry Hamlin Articles in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and Orange County Register address Governor Newsom’s declaration of a state of emergency to allow the state to waive environmental extremist laws and regulations that are needed so that Cal Fire can proceed with actions to clear dead trees, remove excessive…

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Watts Up With That?: CEI Supports EPA’s Proposed Revision of Power Plant Rule

Marlo Lewis, Jr. • March 19, 2019 Yesterday I submitted comments on behalf of the Competitive Enterprise Institute supporting the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposal to dramatically scale back the agency’s 2015 rule establishing “carbon pollution” standards for new coal power plants. This post provides some quick background on EPA’s proposal and then summarizes the key…

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Watts Up With That?: Rick Perry Draws Ire For $3.7 Billion Nuclear Energy Bailout

Jason Hopkins | Energy Investigator A free market energy group is criticizing Energy Secretary Rick Perry after he announced nearly $4 billion in loan guarantees for a beleaguered nuclear construction project. “We oppose federal loan guarantees for any energy source, period,” said Thomas Pyle, the president of the American Energy Alliance (AEA), in a Friday…

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Watts Up With That?: German Climate Scientists Voice Support for Students Skipping School

Guest essay by Eric Worrall According to University World News, 23,000 scientists have signed a petition supporting the climate change student strikes. Scientists unite to back strikes for climate changeMichael Gardner 23 March 2019 Academics in Germany, Switzerland and Austria have joined forces in support of the ‘Fridays for Future’ school strikes addressing climate change. They…

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Watts Up With That?: Claim: New British Coal Mine Represents a Failure of Climate Activist Engagement

Guest essay by Eric Worrall According to The Conversation, if climate activists made more effort to engage with ordinary people in deprived areas, they would reject well paid coal mining jobs. Britain has its first new deep coal mine in decades – a result of pretending climate change isn’t political March 22, 2019 5.18am AEDTRebecca WillisResearcher…

2019-03-23 21:00   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: A new book with unexpected good news about polar bears

Larry Kummer, Editor Book, Film, & TV Reviews, Science & Nature 21 March 2019 Summary: This is a fascinating book about science, about the making of public policy, about climate change, and above all – about nature. They all intersect in the debate about the future of polar bears. Review of a fact-rich, logical, and…

2019-03-23 17:00   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: EIA AEO shows U.S. CO2 emissions 1 billion metric tons below 2007 peak in 2050

Guest essay by Larry Hamlin The Energy Information Administration (EIA) has released its 2019 Annual Energy Outlook (AEO) report for the U.S. showing that the nations year 2050 CO2 emissions will be just over 1 billion metric tons per year lower than its peak year 2007 CO2 emissions of 6.021 billion metric tons which retains…

2019-03-23 13:00   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: Green Killers: Congo’s Miners Dying to Feed World’s Hunger for Electric Cars

From The Global Warming Policy Foundation Date: 21/03/19 Christina Lamb, The Sunday Times Exploited by Chinese firms, workers as young as nine risk their lives to feed the world’s growing hunger for cobalt. Solange Kanena sits on her broken orange sofa, heavily pregnant, resting. Looking around her three-room shack, she wonders how she will feed…

2019-03-23 09:00   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: The stark reality of CO2 emissions reduction, in one graph

Bjorn Lomborg‏ writes on Twitter: Wishful thinking: This graph starkly shows what power the 1.5°C target The black line is CO₂ emission increase last 118 years (last year was highest ever) The blue lines indicate the emissions necessary to ensure the widely politically agreed 1.5°C limit. Gel Peters, who made the graph, writes: Where do…

2019-03-23 04:00   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: Northern Hemisphere snow cover trends (1967-2018): A comparison between climate models and observations

According to the climate models, snow cover should have steadily decreased for all four seasons. However, the observations show that only spring and summer demonstrates a long-term decrease. Ronan Connolly, Michael Connolly, Willie Soon, David R. Legates, Rodolfo Gustavo Cionco , and V. M. Velasco Herrera Abstract: Observed changes in Northern Hemisphere snow cover from…

2019-03-23 01:00   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: SpongeBob’s children take climate center stage

By Charles Battig|March 21st, 2019|Climate| The media have been ablaze in recent days with pictures of bright eyed, enthusiastic students marching in uniform support of “saving the earth” as it spins inexorably towards a proclaimed fiery death in 12 years. Much of this activity has been here in the U.S. However, in Sweden a solitary…

2019-03-22 21:00   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: Fossil Fuels Are Good For U.S. National Security, New Study Reports

A new study, “Global Warming Energy Restrictions Threaten U.S. National Security,” shows climate change is not a danger to U.S. national security. By Linnea Lueken Benefits from Warming Found A review of all risk factors reveals that imposing carbon dioxide restrictions on the U.S. economy would diminish, rather than enhance, American military preparedness. The use…

2019-03-22 19:00   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: An endorsement by Rush Limbaugh -‘Watts Up With That? It’s a cool little website’

Love or Hate him, millions of people listen to him. And to get an unsolicited endorsement, was not only a surprise, but it caused quite a traffic spike here yesterday. During the last hour of his radio program yesterday, he was talking about Bernie Sanders view of climate. He said: Anyway, Bernie Sanders, he vows…

2019-03-22 16:26   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: Ignorance Is Strength, Dissent Is Stalinist

From the “Manntastic claims require Manntastic evidence” department. Guest Opinion By Marlo Lewis In an op-ed published Wednesday in the UK Guardian, Michael Mann and Bob Ward warn Americans not to be “fooled by the Stalinist tactics being used by the White House to try to discredit the findings of mainstream climate science.” Mann and Ward are upset…

2019-03-22 15:00   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: Zero to Hero: Brand New Climate Skeptic Party Now the Largest Group in the Dutch Senate

Guest essay by Eric Worrall A brand new Dutch climate skeptic party has swept the field in its first election. New Populist Party Goes from Zero Seats to Largest Party in Dutch Election OLIVER JJ LANE21 Mar 2019 A new populist, Eurosceptic party has achieved the remarkable feat of going from zero seats to becoming…

2019-03-22 13:00   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: The war against the internal combustion engine by CARB and US EPA is not based on real scientific evidence—examples

Guest post by Albert Parker There is the impression that the “science” of the California Air Resources Board (CARB), as well as of the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), has been “settled” recently to favor specific Californian Green Mobility companies, rather than to pursue legitimate air pollution goals. In the ploy, the German car makers…

2019-03-22 09:00   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: Grauniad: “‘the end of coal’ in Asia”… Or just an illiterate Grauniad journalist?

Guest slam dunk by David Middleton Energy analysts forecast ‘the end of coal’ in Asia as Japanese investors back renewables Australia’s largest export customer for thermal coal is scrapping plans to build power plants Ben Smee and Daniel Hurst in Tokyo Sun 17 Mar 2019 Major Japanese investors, including those most indebted to coal, are…

2019-03-22 05:00   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: Obama-Appointed Judge Blocks Wyoming Oil Lease Sale Over ‘Climate Change’

6:10 PM 03/20/2019 | Energy Tim Pearce | Energy Reporter A federal judge temporarily blocked new oil lease auctions in Wyoming on Tuesday after finding the Department of the Interior “did not sufficiently consider climate change” when proposing the lease sales, The Washington Post reports. Washington D.C. District Court Judge Rudolph Contreras ruled the government…

2019-03-22 01:00   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: Huge new sunspot may hurl flares towards Earth

Sunspot AR2736, which hurled a Coronal Mass Ejection toward Earth yesterday, is growing larger and crackling with C-class solar flares. The active region now sprawls across more than 100,000 km of the solar disk and contains multiple dark cores as large as Earth, making it one of the biggest sunspots in recent years. Two days…

2019-03-21 22:08   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: Massive Coalition Backs Trump’s Climate Science Committee

From The New American Written by Alex Newman A massive coalition of environmental organizations, activists, and think-tank leaders signed a letter to President Donald Trump supporting the proposed Presidential Commission on Climate Security (PCCS), as well as the work of Trump climate and national security adviser Dr. William Happer of Princeton University. The campaign, which…

2019-03-21 21:00   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: Lewandowsky on the Right Way to Cry Wolf

Good ol’ Stephan has attached himself to another propaganda piece masquerading as science. Statistical Language Backs Conservatism in Climate-Change Assessments Salvador Herrando-Pérez Corey J A Bradshaw Stephan Lewandowsky David R Vieites BioScience, Volume 69, Issue 3, 1 March 2019, Pages 209–219, https://doi.org/10.1093/biosci/biz004 Published: 18 March 2019 Here is the Abstract. The…

2019-03-21 18:00   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: CEI Leads Coalition Letter on Commission on Climate Security

A letter sent to president Trump supports Dr. Will Happer, has dozens of supporters. Dear President Trump, Dear President Trump, The undersigned organizations and individuals write to express our strong support for the proposed President’s Commission on Climate Security. It is our understanding that this commission, which is being planned and would be directed by…

2019-03-21 16:00   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: A Sea Level Rise Conundrum – Greenland’s Cycles

By Jim Steele After France fell to the Nazis, Britain desperately prepared for an invasion. The United States shuttled hundreds of planes to England via the Snowball Route, a series of secret bases on Newfoundland, Greenland and Iceland. But in 1942 one squadron never completed the journey. A sudden July storm forced 8 planes to…

2019-03-21 13:00   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: UK carbon emissions down six years in a row

I find these figures a little hard to believe.~ctm The UK’s carbon dioxide emissions fell for the sixth year in a row last year, the longest continuous run of reductions on record, analysis suggests. Emissions fell to 361 million tonnes, their lowest level since 1888, when the first Football League match was played and Jack…

2019-03-21 09:00   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: Michael Mann: Reviewing Climate Change Claims is Stalinism

Guest essay by Eric Worrall h/t Dr. Willie Soon – Michael Mann thinks President Trump’s new climate advisory panel is equivalent to Lysenko’s murderous efforts to suppress genetics. Donald Trump is using Stalinist tactics to discredit climate science Michael Mann and Bob WardWed 20 Mar 2019 21.00 AEDT A panel to promote an alternative explanation for climate change…

2019-03-21 05:00   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: New Statesman: Rich People Plan to Flee the Earth to Escape Climate Catastrophe

Guest essay by Eric Worrall New Statesman author Eleanor Penny believes she has worked out why rich people don’t appear to care about the imminent climate catastrophe. Who gets to survive climate change? By ELEANOR PENNY 19 March 2019 As the waters rise, the rich are readying their arks to escape oncoming environmental crisis. In November,…

2019-03-21 01:00   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: Interior States Take on Coastal States over Climate-Related Project Approvals

When the state of Washington rejected a proposed new coal export facility in 2017, it probably expected the usual appeals from the project’s developers. But it may not have anticipated a constitutional battle supported by eight interior states under the Commerce Clause. The proposed Millennium Bulk Terminals coal export facility would be located in Washington…

2019-03-20 21:00   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: Global Warming Energy Restrictions Threaten U.S. National Security

March 5, 2019 By James Taylor Download the PDF A review of all risk factors reveals that imposing carbon dioxide restrictions on the U.S. economy would diminish, rather than enhance, American military preparedness. Global warming activists claim climate change poses a threat to America’s military and national security. Their primary assertion is that alleged negative…

2019-03-20 17:00   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: New global standard counts the cost of environmental damage

Chalmers University of Technology Environmental damage costs society enormous amounts of money – and often leaves future generations to foot the bill. Now, a new ISO standard will help companies valuate and manage the impact of their environmental damage, by providing a clear figure for the cost of their goods and services to the environment.…

2019-03-20 13:00   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: ‘Insectageddon’ is ‘alarmist by bad design’: Scientists point out the study’s major flaws

Earlier this year, a research article triggered a media frenzy by predicting that as a result of an ongoing rapid decline, nearly half of the world’s insects will be no more pretty soon Pensoft Publishers Amidst worldwide publicity and talks about ‘Insectageddon’: the extinction of 40% of the world’s insects, as estimated in a recent…

2019-03-20 09:00   Click to comment


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