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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?: China Claims Methane Hydrates Breakthrough May Lead To Global Energy Revolution

Via CNN Money h/t to GWPF China is talking up its achievement of mining flammable ice for the first time from underneath the South China Sea. Methane Hydrates: China’s Real South China Sea Goal? Estimates of the South China Sea’s methane hydrate potential now range as high as 150 billion cubic meters of natural gas…

Today: 14:52   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: Oxfam’s Climate Warriors Declare War on Poor People

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Oxfam have written a report which claims coal power will create more poverty. In my opinion this claim is a disgusting direct attack on the coal fired industrialisation, jobs and opportunities currently lifting a growing number of people out of chronic poverty in Asia and Africa. More coal equals more…

Today: 09:30   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: Climate scientist Josh Willis shows you how to deal with your climate change denying uncle – but fails

Guest essay by Dave Burton Josh Willis, of NASA JPL, has a new video out entitled, “Straw Men of the Apocalypse – How to deal with your climate change denying uncle.” Notice that “catastrophic” is apparently not scary enough, these days. Global warming is now “the Apocalypse.” The video starts out with two guys crawling…

Today: 02:12   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: Examining the Carbon Dioxide Cycle

Guest essay by Ronald R. Cooke Introduction In high school and college I did reasonably well in the physical sciences: chemistry, physics and geology. From these studies one can learn that carbon (C) is an element, is widely available throughout our universe, is chemically active (which means many inorganic and organic compounds include carbon), is…

2017-05-21 23:51   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: Hilarious Peer Reviewed Climate Hoax: “The conceptual penis as a social construct”

Guest essay by Eric Worrall From the “phallic climate model” department, h/t James Delingpole / Breitbart – a pair of hoaxers have demonstrated that random garbage, some of it computer generated, can pass academic peer review – providing it seems to conform to left wing social prejudices about masculinity, capitalism and climate change. THE CONCEPTUAL PENIS…

2017-05-20 22:21   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: Official Climate Agenda is Always the Negative Side; Never Fair and Balanced

Guest opinion: Dr. Tim Ball Gregory (Scotland Yard detective): “Is there any other point to which you would wish to draw my attention?” Sherlock Holmes: “To the curious incident of the dog in the night-time.” Gregory: “The dog did nothing in the night-time.” Holmes: “That was the curious incident.” A recent article titled “Two Competing…

2017-05-20 20:14   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: Sequestering ‘blue carbon’

Sequestering blue carbon through better management of coastal ecosystems UTAH STATE UNIVERSITY LOGAN,UTAH, USA — Focusing on the management of carbon stores within vegetated coastal habitats provides an opportunity to mitigate some aspects of global warming. Trisha Atwood from Utah State University’s Watershed Sciences Department of the Quinney College of Natural Resources and the…

2017-05-20 20:10   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: Study: Brainwash the Next Generation to Promote Climate Action

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Greens have finally worked out how to promote climate action: Create more greens, by “ingraining” children with their worldview. Study: inspiring action on climate change is more complex than you might think People have to grasp how climate change impacts them, and we need to value environmentally sound behavior John…

2017-05-20 04:43   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: California Governor Brown imposing massive regulations for meaningless climate goals

Guest essay by Larry Hamlin California Governor Brown’s SB 32 law requiring the state to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to levels 40% below levels measured in 1990 is necessitating the development of massive numbers of new regulations and policy that will allow the state government to control and dictate virtually every aspect of Californian’s lives…

2017-05-19 16:47   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: Claim: Unwanted children the “fundamental cause of climate change”

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Feminist icon Gloria Steinem thinks coercing women to have children they don’t want is the fundamental cause of climate change. … People argue that climate change and other issues are also feminist issues. What do we lose by broadening the meaning of the term? “Are you kidding me? Listen, what…

2017-05-19 11:38   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: Study: trees in cities actually make pollution worse during heat waves

From the AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY comes this counter-intuitive finding: During heat waves, urban trees can increase ground-level ozone Planting trees is a popular strategy to help make cities “greener,” both literally and figuratively. But scientists have found a counterintuitive effect of urban vegetation: During heat waves, it can increase air pollution levels and the formation … ……

2017-05-18 23:00   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: Oh noes! Antarctica ‘greening’ due to climate change

From the “greening of the planet must be a bad thing” department and the UNIVERSITY OF EXETER comes this breathless missive. Note: one species of moss is not equal to the implied “all plant life” in their sub-headline. Additionally, sampling only three sites isn’t necessarily a representative sample of Antarctica. PUBLIC RELEASE: 18-MAY-2017 Antarctica ‘greening’ due…

2017-05-18 20:56   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: Claim: Planting trees cannot replace cutting CO2 emissions

From the “has anyone told Earth yet?” department and the wild alarmists of the Schellnhuber school of climate doom, comes this claim that’s just another headline grabber made up mostly of opinion. It’s really little more than a transparent attempt at keeping the Paris accord intact. Meanwhile, ignoring these fools, the Earth is greening and … …

2017-05-18 19:07   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: New list of extreme weather mortality events shows events of the past were worse than today

Measuring the human impact of weather WMO issues new records of weather impacts in terms of lives lost ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) has announced today world records for the highest reported historical death tolls from tropical cyclones, tornadoes, lightning and hailstorms. It marks the first time the official WMO Archive of…

2017-05-18 17:11   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: Claim: Pope will Convert President Trump to Climate Action

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Monsignor Marcelo Sanchez, Chancellor of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, has claimed in an interview that Pope Francis will “convince” President Trump to take action climate change during their scheduled meeting on May 24th. Pope to convince Trump on climate change, Sorondo tells ANSA ‘Oil companies rallied against pope’s…

2017-05-18 14:31   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: For Our Canadian Audience – a must see video

On an earlier post  this week about Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, I posted a video in the comments section.  This video showed one of the most egregious displays of political obfuscation, disrespect for opponents, and smugness turned up to a degree that is hard to believe actually occurred on the floor of the Canadian…

2017-05-18 02:00   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: NASA: Human activities now affecting space

From the “worse than we thought” department and NASA Goddard Space Flight Center comes this: Space weather events linked to human activity Our Cold War history is now offering scientists a chance to better understand the complex space system that surrounds us. Space weather — which can include changes in Earth’s magnetic environment — are…

2017-05-17 22:50   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: Cool science: Watch water droplets navigate a maze

From the American Chemical Society. WASHINGTON — Have you ever seen a drop of water navigate a maze? It’s possible thanks to the same phenomenon that lets you know if a griddle is hot enough for pancake batter. Water droplets that dance and skitter across a hot surface instead of boil away on the spot…

2017-05-17 20:13   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: Claim: Dams are major driver of global environmental change

From the UNIVERSITY OF WATERLOO Water reservoirs created by damming rivers could have significant impacts on the world’s carbon cycle and climate system that aren’t being accounted for, a new study concludes. The study, conducted by researchers at the University of Waterloo and the Université libre de Bruxelles, appears in Nature Communications. It found that…

2017-05-17 19:31   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: Greens Forgive China their Coal Plants

The Center for American Progress, a well connected green left wing Washington Think Tank, has written an article full of glowing praise for China’s high efficiency coal plants, and the contribution those plants are making towards reducing global CO2 emissions. Everything You Think You Know About Coal in China Is Wrong By Melanie Hart, Luke…

2017-05-17 12:40   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: The “expert” fallacy: The stark differences between MD’s and PhD’s

Guest opinion by Leo Goldstein One of the most popular alarmist arguments is likening the “consensus climate scientists”  to medical doctors.  For example, this essay on “climate denial” from Andrew Winston at medium.com took part in the bashing of recently hired climate skeptic Brett Stevens at the NYT, saying: Imagine your doctor tells you that…

2017-05-17 00:42   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: Climate Hypocrite Trudeau Government Blocks Canadian Carbon Audit

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Auditor General Michael Ferguson has complained to the Canadian Parliament that the finance ministry refused to hand over documents required for him to complete an audit of Canadian fossil fuel subsidies. Canada blocked climate change audit: official May 16, 2017 by Michel Comte Canada’s auditor general blasted Prime Minister Justin…

2017-05-16 23:19   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: Study: Earth is becoming GREENER, not BROWNER due to climate change

Guest essay by Dr. Patrick J. Michaels It’s hard to say how many punny posts we came up with using those words when Carol Browner was Bill Clinton’s EPA Administrator, but here we use it in the context of a recent Science paper by J-F. Busteri and 30 named coauthors assisted by 239 volunteers. It…

2017-05-16 20:45   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: Claim: Arctic warming to increase Eurasian extreme cold events

From the INSTITUTE OF ATMOSPHERIC PHYSICS, CHINESE ACADEMY OF SCIENCES and the “it’s called weather” department. In recent years, Arctic warming and extreme events have attracted widespread attention of the world. Recently, Dr. YAO Yao and Prof. LUO Dehai from the Institute of Atmospheric Physics investigated the impact of Ural blocking (UB) on Eurasian extreme cold…

2017-05-16 17:45   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: New Tech: US flag could act as a speaker to play the National Anthem

This is curious new technology; imagine the US Flag being able to play the National Anthem from the flagpole! How scientists turned a flag into a loudspeaker MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY EAST LANSING, Mich. – A paper-thin, flexible device created at Michigan State University not only can generate energy from human motion, it can act as…

2017-05-16 17:35   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: Alarmists Gone Wild: “Alarmist CO2 Headlines Create Confusion”… Particularly When Accompanied by Sea Level Alarmism.

Guest post by David Middleton Real Clear Science and Real Clear Energy are great aggregators of science and energy articles.  But, invariably, there is always at least one article that merits lampooning, if not outright ridicule… And today was no exception. Tuesday, May 16 Solar and Batteries Double Cost of Electricity Science 2.0 Earth’s Giant…

2017-05-16 15:11   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: UN Bonn Climate Conference Demands $300 Billion per Year to Alleviate the Tedium

Guest essay by Eric Worrall The UNFCCC Bonn Climate Conference, due to end in a few days, has accepted a report which demands an additional $300 billion per year on top of the $100 billion already promised by the world’s governments. The cash is to be disbursed via existing green groups, because it is “so…

2017-05-16 04:32   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: Mysterious flashes of light from Earth captured by NASA satellite

WASHINGTON, DC — One million miles from Earth, a NASA camera is capturing unexpected flashes of light reflecting off our planet. The homeward-facing instrument on NOAA’s Deep Space Climate Observatory, or DSCOVR, launched in 2015, caught hundreds of these flashes over the span of a year. NASA’s Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera (EPIC) instrument aboard DSCOVR…

2017-05-15 18:47   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: Monday Mirthiness: #Dilbert gets Mann-handled

Oh, the hilarity. In case you missed it, over the weekend the Dilbert Sunday Comic took on “climate science” in a hilarious way. I predicted the usual suspects would have the usual predictable responses, and so it goes with Dr. Michael Mann. Scott Adams, the creator of “Dilbert” has been active on Twitter over the…

2017-05-15 18:02   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup #270

Brought to You by SEPP (www.SEPP.org) The Science and Environmental Policy Project THIS WEEK: By Ken Haapala, President Biases in UAH Data? Repeated testing of assumptions, calculations, and models and publicly reporting the results are marks of a rigorous scientific program. The results of such testing are not found in the reports of the UN Intergovernmental…

2017-05-15 17:55   Click to comment


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