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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?: Oceanic Downwelling and our Low Surface Temperatures

Guest Post by Wim Röst Introduction The creation of ‘Hot Worlds’ and ‘Glacial Worlds’ during past geological periods was only made possible by warm and cold deep oceans, respectively, that were created by specific configurations of continents and oceans. Without warm deep oceans, no warm global climate state is possible. Without cold deep oceans, no…

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Watts Up With That?: Climate Science Double-Speak: Update

Update by Kip Hansen   Last week I wrote about UCAR/NCAR’s very interesting discussion on “What is the average global temperature now?”. Part of that discussion revolved around the question of why current practitioners of Climate Science insist on using Temperature Anomalies — the difference between the current average temperature of a station, region, nation,…

2017-08-19 23:27   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: ROAD TRIP!

Anthony has generously offered me space in his campground up North.  As a young nerd I, of course, imagined eventually seeing a total eclipse at some point in my life and this is my chance. I am now on the road and I won’t be back until at least Tuesday.  Getting to Oregon should not…

2017-08-19 20:00   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: A Deterministic Forecast of Future Climate Changes

By Renee Hannon Introduction In my previous WUWT post, I proposed a conceptual process model describing the influences of astronomical controls on interglacial warm periods and glacial cycles (Figure 1). The warm onsets with rapidly increasing temperatures are triggered by an increase in the eccentricity of Earth’s orbit, an increase in obliquity and an increase…

2017-08-19 18:30   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: Weird science: ‘the equator serves as a waveguide that houses a zoo of all kinds of atmospheric waves’

Identifying individual atmospheric equatorial waves from a total flow field From the INSTITUTE OF ATMOSPHERIC PHYSICS, CHINESE ACADEMY OF SCIENCES Owing to the opposite vertical orientation with respect to the plane of Earth’s rotation across the equator from the Southern Hemisphere to Northern Hemisphere, the equator serves as a waveguide that houses a zoo of all…

2017-08-19 14:00   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: Astrophysicists explain the mysterious behavior of cosmic rays

Scientists developed a model which explains the nature of high-energy cosmic rays in our Galaxy From the MOSCOW INSTITUTE OF PHYSICS AND TECHNOLOGY A team of scientists from Russia and China has developed a model which explains the nature of high-energy cosmic rays (CRs) in our Galaxy. These CRs have energies exceeding those produced by supernova…

2017-08-19 09:00   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: Reporter Confronts Al Gore On Sea Level Rise Claims, Gets Called A ‘Denier’

Energy Michael Bastasch 3:19 PM 08/17/2017 Former Vice President Al Gore labeled a British reporter a “denier” after he pressed the former vice president about scientific claims made in his recently-released global warming film. “Are you a denier?” Gore asked The Spectator’s Ross Clark after a private screening of “An Inconvenient Sequel.” When Clark tried…

2017-08-19 05:00   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: Study validates East Antarctic ice sheet to remain stable even if western ice sheet melts

Public Release: 17-Aug-2017 Study validates East Antarctic ice sheet to remain stable even if western ice sheet melts Indiana University   INDIANAPOLIS — A new study from Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis validates that the central core of the East Antarctic ice sheet should remain stable even if the West Antarctic ice sheet melts. The study’s…

2017-08-19 01:00   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: Climate Change Metastasising into a New Reason to Hate the West

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Al Jazeera, a news outlet of the Qatari Royal Family, has blamed climate for a deadly landslide in Sierra Leone, though they admit cutting down local trees might have contributed. Is climate change to blame in Freetown? Humanity may have worsened the conditions on the ground but is the weather…

2017-08-18 21:00   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: Almost as good as being there: Computer simulations provide video of #Eclipse2017

Can’t make it into the path of totality? Traffic jams got you down, here’s relief. Video follows. From the UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN, TEXAS ADVANCED COMPUTING CENTER Researchers use supercomputers to forecast corona of the sun On August 21, 2017, a total eclipse of the Sun will be visible across the U.S. The eclipse,…

2017-08-18 18:00   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: NASA’s Secret Plan to Save Earth From Super-Volcanoes… Seriously?

Guest post by David Middleton I didn’t realize this was “Apocalypse Week”…. Apocalypse Week Volcano Geology Nasa’s ambitious plan to save Earth from a supervolcano  With an eruption brewing, it may be the only way to prevent the extinction of the human race. By David Cox 17 August 2017 Lying beneath the tranquil settings of…

2017-08-18 14:05   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: Politicians Can’t Get Enough Energy Cronyism

From Reason From solar to coal, politicians love to subsidize power production. Veronique de Rugy | August 17, 2017 Despite the breadth of the current political divide, it appears that there is at least one thing that all politicians can agree upon: energy sector cronyism. The only real dispute is over the preferred beneficiaries. Under … …

2017-08-18 13:00   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: REPORT: ‘Many Of The EPA’s Functions Could Be Abolished’

Energy From The Daily Caller Michael Bastasch 10:35 AM 08/16/2017 Many Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) programs are redundant and could be eliminated without hurting environmental quality, according to a new report on reforming the federal bureaucracy. “The EPA needs to be made more transparent and efficient, a goal that can be achieved while continuing to…

2017-08-18 02:00   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: What do we know about Arctic sea ice trends?

A very significant post over at Dr. Curry’s blog ~ctm From Climate Etc. Posted on August 16, 2017 | by Dr. Ronan Connolly & Dr. Michael Connolly Satellite observations indicate that the average Arctic sea ice extent has generally decreased since the start of the satellite records in October 1978. Is this period long enough…

2017-08-17 23:00   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: India sets grain production record

Because we know CAGW is causing famine throughout the land~ctm  From The Times of India Govt revises foodgrain output to record 275.68 million tonnes Vishwa Mohan | TNN | Aug 16, 2017, 08:57 PM IST NEW DELHI: India’s foodgrain production for the 2016-17 crop year is estimated at record 275.68 million tonnes. The government on…

2017-08-17 18:30   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: Study: Global Warming Will Cut Crop Yields – Assuming No Adaption

Guest essay by Eric Worrall A PNAS study claims that crop yields will fall by up to 7% for each degree celsius of global warming, assuming no CO2 fertilisation and no adaption measures. Climate change will cut crop yields: study August 15, 2017 Climate change will have a negative effect on key crops such as…

2017-08-17 18:00   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: Why the Former Elites With the Best Access to Information are the Most Misinformed?

GFTM hybrid AIs interact in ways that have not been anticipated by their creators and might be not appreciated even now. Together, they form a single hybrid AI entity, which will be referenced here as the San Francisco AI.

2017-08-17 13:00   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: The great carbon scam

From The Toronto Sun We pay to reduce our emissions, other nations hide theirs By Lorrie Goldstein, Toronto Sun First posted: Saturday, August 12, 2017 02:04 PM EDT | Updated: Saturday, August 12, 2017 02:06 PM EDT One thing you learn on the climate change beat is that the best journalism is done overseas. In…

2017-08-17 05:00   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: Trump To Repeal Obama Executive Order On Sea Level Rise

Energy From The Daily Caller Michael Bastasch President Donald Trump will rescind an Obama administration policy requiring government agencies to take into account global warming-induced flooding and sea level rise for federally-funded projects. Trump will repeat the climate order that President Barack Obama signed in 2015 as part of a broader effort to streamline infrastructure…

2017-08-17 02:00   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: ‘Donald Trump forest’ climate change project gains momentum

From The BBC. By Matt McGrath Environment correspondent Image copyright MARTIN BERNETTI Image caption Campaigners hope to plant enough trees to offset the climate impact of President Trump A campaign to plant trees to compensate for the impact of President Trump’s climate policies has 120,000 pledges. The project was started by campaigners upset at what…

2017-08-16 22:00   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: Climate Science Double-Speak

A Quick Note from Kip Hansen   A quick note for the amusement of the bored but curious. While in search of something else, I ran across this enlightening page from the folks at UCAR/NCAR [The University Corporation for Atmospheric Research/The National Center for Atmospheric Research — see pdf here for more information]: “What is…

2017-08-16 18:00   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: A Few Thoughts on the Fourth National Climate Assessment (NCA4)

Guest post by David Middleton The current draft of the report can be found here: Fourth National Climate Assessment (NCA4), Fifth-Order Draft (5OD)  After a cursory review of the document, a few items are worth noting. Representative Concentration Pathways (RCPs) A third difference between the RCPs and previous scenarios is that while none of the SRES…

2017-08-16 16:21   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: He’s Baaaaaaaccckkk! (Oy)

I received this email tip from reader Thomas Bakewell (HT, HT) who wrote: Pen Hadow, of the 2009 Caitlin Arctic Expedition is on the loose again! Here’s the link to the BBC story which is mostly a short video. Here is a quote: British explorer Pen Hadow and his crew have set sail from Alaska, in an attempt…

2017-08-16 13:00   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: Pakistan: Give Us Climate Cash or We’ll Keep Burning Coal

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Pakistan has noticed their share of the $100 billion per annum climate cash they were promised has not started appearing in their bank accounts. Pakistan needs access to global funds to cope with climate change By Awais Umar Published: August 14, 2017 ISLAMABAD: The world’s geographical history shows that climate…

2017-08-16 06:00   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: Ozone treaty taking a bite out of US greenhouse gas emissions

Public Release: 14-Aug-2017 American Geophysical Union From Eurekalert WASHINGTON D.C. — The Montreal Protocol, the international treaty adopted to restore Earth’s protective ozone layer in 1989, has significantly reduced emissions of ozone-depleting chemicals from the United States. In a twist, a new study shows the 30-year old treaty has had a major side benefit of…

2017-08-16 02:00   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: Top Electric Grid Regulator Will Make Keeping Coal Plants Online One Of His Main Goals

Energy From The Daily Caller Michael Bastasch 3:06 PM 08/14/2017 Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Chairman Neil Chatterjee said he would look for ways to “properly compensate” coal plants for providing reliable electricity during his time as a top energy regulator. “These are essential to national security. And to that end, I believe baseload power…

2017-08-15 22:00   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: An Inconvenient Split?

From Climate Sceptism Posted on 13 Aug 17 by Paul Matthews In many ways, the climate debate has hardly changed since I got interested in it about ten years ago. Public opinion wobbles up and down with hardly any real change. The same tired arguments and claims come round again: every climate conference is the…

2017-08-15 18:00   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: Hyping draft climate studies only serves alarmism

Both government and news media thrive on end-of-days narrative. Guest opinion by Chris Horner Another week of the Trump presidency, another bout of fevered reporting on claims promoted by the career (and holdover) federal employee “resistance.” But particularly when it comes to climate change, it seems the ordinary way of doing things is simply too…

2017-08-15 16:22   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: Geologists warn us about dangerous volcanoes. Will we spend pennies for warnings?

By Larry Kummer. From the Fabius Maximus website. Summary: While we obsess about climate change and debate if we live in the Anthropocene, we prepare poorly or not at all for natural forces like volcanoes that can level cities. This is folly we can no longer afford. Experts recommend a simple first step to better…

2017-08-15 13:00   Click to comment

Watts Up With That?: Scientists discover 91 volcanoes below Antarctic ice sheet

From The Guardian This is in addition to 47 already known about and eruption would melt more ice in region affected by climate change This is in addition to 47 already known about and eruption would melt more ice in region affected by climate change Robin McKie Saturday 12 August 2017 18.11 EDT Last modified…

2017-08-15 02:00   Click to comment


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