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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?: A new paper about hurricanes shatters the narrative

By Larry Kummer. From the Fabius Maximus website. Summary: A new paper provides new information about hurricanes, one of the top natural disaster threats. It shatters the media’s narrative and illustrates how science works in the real world. Real science in action! Science shapes our world, revealing secrets of nature that allow humanity to build…

2018-02-19 21:26   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: Once again, climate scientists use a single tree to define global change

From Keele University and the “It’s like deja vu all over again”  department with the leader of the “ship of fools” thrown in for comic relief. Long-time WUWT readers surely remember the single “Most influential tree in the world” from the Yamal fiasco, where the “signal” in one tree (YAD06) biased an entire paper with a…

2018-02-19 18:27   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: Grist: Bitcoin Gobbling Up the Clean Energy Revolution

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Grist has joined the rising chorus of greens condemning the vast energy expenditures of Bitcoin miners. Bitcoin gobbles up clean energy — just when the real world needs it most By Eric Holthaus on Feb 16, 2018 One of the biggest near-term threats to our clean energy future doesn’t even…

2018-02-19 13:00   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: Climate alarmism is still bizarre, dogmatic, intolerant

Claims defy parody, as alarmists become more tyrannical and their policies wreak havoc Guest opinion by Paul Driessen Climate alarmism dominated the Obama era and run-up to Paris. But it’s at least as bizarre, dogmatic and intolerant now that: President Trump pulled the United States out of the all pain/no gain Paris climate pact; the…

2018-02-19 09:59   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup #304

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) Sea Level Hockey Stick? Judith Curry continues her excellent analysis of sea level rise and the need to assure against false conclusions. Unfortunately, too many “experts” have drawn conclusions from preliminary data…

2018-02-19 06:29   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: Claim: Educating Girls, Birth Control will Halt Climate Change

Guest essay by Eric Worrall h/t Willie Soon; The climate population controllers are back. TO STOP CLIMATE CHANGE, EDUCATE GIRLS AND GIVE THEM BIRTH CONTROL Robin George Andrews CLIMATE CHANGE IS a ubiquitous hydra, a many-headed beast that affects everyone and everything in some form. Solutions to climate change range from the effective and the…

2018-02-18 22:30   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: NASA: ‘Unusually cold winter’ causes Lake Erie to ice over  – nearly 60% of all lakes covered with ice

The unusually cold winter in the Upper Midwest has led to a notable buildup of ice on the Great Lakes. Lake Erie is usually the first to freeze over because it is shallower than the other Great Lakes. download large image (19 MB, JPEG, 5200×3467) On February 14, 2018, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite acquired data for…

2018-02-18 19:03   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: Overheated claims on global temperature records

Foreword by Paul Dreissen Over and over, we are confronted with claims that last month or last year was “the warmest on record.” Each claim is accompanied by dire warnings that the alleged new records portend “unprecedented” chaos for wildlife, humans and planet. Virtually never do these scary press releases mention that the supposed change…

2018-02-18 10:06   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: Birds in Crisis?

Guest Essay by Kip Hansen I get emails — lots of emails in lots of different email accounts.  Many of these emails are fundraising emails — requests for financial support, offering memberships in their organizations, most of them advocating for some great cause. Lately, I’ve been getting a series of emails once again telling me…

2018-02-18 04:10   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: “Kill Climate Deniers” 2018 Season

Guest essay by Eric Worrall The award winning play “Kill Climate Deniers” is back. How a climate change play got Bolt and Breitbart News hot under the collar FEBRUARY 17 2018 – 11:45PM Helen Pitt Playwright David Finnigan has a slew of conservative commentators to thank for reshaping his new play Kill Climate Deniers. ……

2018-02-17 21:59   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: Exxon hits back hard at Gore/McKibben inspired attorney general witch hunt

We’ve reported on this counter-lawsuit before, but this article in Bloomberg yesterday raises the volume up to 11. Exxon Sues the Suers in Fierce Climate-Change Case  A ‘conspiracy’ was hatched in La Jolla, Calif., company says  Exxon says the suits are violating its free speech rights As climate-change lawsuits against the oil industry mount, Exxon Mobil Corp.…

2018-02-17 17:34   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: Californian Democrat Congressman: Bitcoin Needs a Carbon Tax

Guest essay by Eric Worrall The mind boggling energy burn required to verify each bitcoin payment or currency transfer is finally attracting the attention of Democrat Party climate advocates. A Silicon Valley congressman says energy consumption from Bitcoin mining needs to be taxed … And all that power usage — and its effect on the…

2018-02-17 11:52   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: Encouraging: An environmentalist’s slow-motion moment of clarity

From the “there’s hope yet”department comes this remarkable personal story of how one environmentalist in Colorado came to embrace the very thing she had been programmed to hate: oil and natural gas extraction. I was tipped off to this essay by Dr. Roger Piekle Jr. on Twitter: If you read one thing today, read this.Fantastic,…

2018-02-16 21:56   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: Draft UN Climate Report: Poor People Will be Hit Worst

Guest essay by Eric Worrall A draft UN IPCC climate report suggests poor people suffering “multidimensional” poverty will be hit worst by climate change – so lets make everyone rich. Leaked draft summary of UN special report on 1.5C climate goal – in full Published on 13/02/2018, 10:34am Read the draft summary for policymakers of…

2018-02-16 21:44   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: Surprising: World’s First Floating Wind Farm Outperforms

The 30MW Hywind Scotland, the world’s first commercial-scale floating wind farm, performed better than expected in its first three full months in production, Statoil, the operator of the wind farm said. Despite one hurricane, one winter storm and wave heights of up to 8,2 meters, Hywind Scotland, the world’s first floating wind farm, performed better than…

2018-02-16 18:59   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: Study: thanks to fracking, we don’t need Obama’s Clean Power Plan (CPP) to meet Paris climate target

From the “thanks to fracking, the biggest driver of lower carbon dioxide emissions has been declining natural gas prices” department. Even without the clean power plan, US can achieve Paris Agreement emissions reductions CMU researchers point out that there are many paths to compliance Carnegie Mellon University researchers have calculated that the U.S. can meet–or…

2018-02-16 17:18   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: Friday Funny – ‘Passing the Sniff Test’ over Los Angeles smog

Environmentalism shows why ‘mental’ is part of the word. Josh is on the case. This story appeared in The Times: Shampoo ‘as bad a health risk as car fumes’ Shampoo, oven cleaner, deodorant and other household products are as significant a source of the most dangerous form of air pollution as cars, research has found.…

2018-02-16 16:02   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: Just how cold is at at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang?

From NASA Earth Observatory Media reports have described the many ways that cold temperatures have affected the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Razor-sharp, icy snow crystals have damaged skis, and some concert goers suffered from hypothermia prior to the opening ceremony. The region is known to be cold and dry; temperatures in February in…

2018-02-16 12:00   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: It’s weather, not climate change, Governor Brown

Weather, not human-caused CO2-fueled global warming, is responsible for California wildfires Guest essay by Robert W. Endlich 2017 featured incredibly intense, damaging wildfires in California: first the Wine Country fires of October, and later the massive Thomas Fire in December. Each destroyed hundreds of homes, the latter in many of the affluent suburbs and enclaves…

2018-02-16 08:32   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: Watching Thunderstorms Chase The Hot Spots

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Once on a lovely hot August day in eastern Oregon, my gorgeous ex-fiancee and I sat entranced and watched a parade of dust devils. I’ve written about dust devils before, they’re one of my favorite emergent phenomena. Like many such emergent climate phenomena, dust devils are driven by a temperature … …

2018-02-15 21:10   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: Scientists make first direct observation of electrons creating Northern Lights

I found this very interesting, so I’m passing it along to WUWT readers. The shower of electrons bouncing across Earth’s magnetosphere – commonly known as the Northern Lights – has been directly observed for the first time by an international team of scientists. While the cause of these colorful auroras has long been hypothesized, researchers … …

2018-02-15 21:07   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: Roger Pielke Jr.: climate science is misusing the future

By Larry Kummer. From the Fabius Maximus website. “Misusing the Future” A presentation by Roger Pielke Jr. at a symposium on ALternative Pathways toward Sustainable development and climate stabilization (ALPS). Sponsored by the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), 9 February 2018. Posted with his generous permission. PDF copy here. Summary “The talk…

2018-02-15 16:31   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: OECD: Energy Taxes Too Low to Fight Climate Change

Guest essay by Eric Worrall The OECD thinks member governments are not doing enough to impose punitive carbon taxes on citizens. Governments should make better use of energy taxation to address climate change 14/02/2018 – Taxes are effective at cutting harmful emissions from energy use, but governments could make better use of them. Greater reliance…

2018-02-15 13:28   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: Study: Don’t blame hurricanes for most big storm surges in northeast

Pioneering Rutgers study examines atmospheric patterns during nor’easters and other extratropical cyclones Hurricanes spawn most of the largest storm surges in the northeastern U.S., right? Wrong, according to a study by Rutgers University-New Brunswick scientists. Extratropical cyclones , including nor’easters and other non-tropical storms, generate most of the large storm surges in the…

2018-02-15 09:00   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: SEA LEVEL: Rise and Fall – Part 4a – Getting Even More of a Rise Out of Nothing

Guest Essay by Kip Hansen (h/t Steve Case and Dave Burton)   Prologue:  I have been writing recently about Sea Level Rise, both as particular local examples (  Guam,  Canton,  Miami,   New York, and  NY/NJ  )  and in the series SEA LEVEL: Rise and Fall, of which this is the fourth-plus installment. # # #…

2018-02-15 04:46   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: Tim Ball’s Victory in the First Climate Lawsuit Judgment – The Backstory

Guest opinion: Dr. Tim Ball I am extremely grateful for the judgment of a complete dismissal in the lawsuit brought against me by Andrew Weaver. It is a victory for free speech and a blow against the use of the law to silence people. As with all events, there is so much more that rarely…

2018-02-14 22:31   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: SUNSPOT EXPLODES, HURLS GIANT SOLAR FLARE AT EARTH

We first reported on this possibility a few days ago. On Feb. 12th, the magnetic canopy of sunspot AR2699 exploded–for more than 6 hours. The slow-motion blast produced a C1-class solar flare and hurled a coronal mass ejection (CME) almost directly toward Earth. This movie from the Solar and Heliospheric Observtory (SOHO) shows the CME leaving the sun: The…

2018-02-14 18:32   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: Michael Mann gets award for climate activism

From the “maybe he’ll use that money to finally get around to settling his Mann vs. Steyn” lawsuit. I guess if you are an “loud mouthed climate activist” that equates to good science today, at least that’s how I read this press release from AAAS. Mann receives AAAS Award for public engagement with science Michael…

2018-02-14 15:59   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: Orbiting Carbon Observatory 3: “It’s difficult to describe all the ways this is stupid.”

Guest Op-ed of an Op-ed by David Middleton A really stupid Op-ed by John Timmer of ARS Technica…  NO OBSERVATIONS, PLEASE — Op-ed: The story behind the satellite that Trump wants dead It’s difficult to describe all the ways this is stupid. JOHN TIMMER – 2/13/2018 There were plenty of striking things about Monday’s budget…

2018-02-14 14:41   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: How a Descent into Climate Fanaticism Wrecked a Family

Guest essay by Eric Worrall How does climate change obsession affect families? A long NYT post about the Valve Turners provides an unexpected insight into the tragic consequences of what happens when someone truly believes in climate doomsday. ‘I’m Just More Afraid of Climate Change Than I Am of Prison’ How a group of five…

2018-02-14 09:51   Click to comment


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