Drought and Deserts

Rash Of Weather Extremes In 1936 …Before 15 Billion “Hiroshima Bombs Worth Of Heat” Were Added To Our Climate!

We keep hearing from alarmists that if we sacrifice by giving up carbon based fuels and bring atmospheric CO2 concentrations below 350 ppm, then we will get nice weather with far fewer extremes – like in the 1930s. Reader Jimbo however shows that this is all bogus. Now he has compiled a list of extreme […]

Wild And Lethal Weather Extremes Gripped The Planet…80 Years Ago When Atmospheric CO2 Was Well Under 350 ppm!

Wild and crazy weather extremes really are nothing new. I got the following compilation from reader Jimbo: ================================ Hi Pierre, Please consider putting up the following as a post. It concerns 1935 bad weather events. It’s intended to put things into perspective for younger folks. Below is a small selection of newspaper headlines from 1935 […]

German Scientists Show Natural Climate Cycles Dominated Over Last 7000 Years…Blaming Man Is “Witch-Hunting”

Another nail in the coffin of man-made extreme weather nonsense: ——————————— New study from the Geosciences Center Potsdam: There have been 18 flooding phases in upper Austria over the last 7000 years By Dr. Sebastian Lüning and Prof. Fritz Vahrenholt (Tanslated, edited by P. Gosselin) The pattern in society today is clear to see. Whenever a […]

Report Claims Forests In Germany Ailing Due In Part To Climate Change: Winters Have Been “Too Frosty”!

Report Claims Forests In Germany Ailing Due In Part To Climate Change: Winters Have Been “Too Frosty”!

To illustrate the absurdity that global warming science has become, global warming is claimed to cause climate change, which in turn now causes winters to be too cold! This is what some leading German state officials would like to have people believe. 1000-year old oak tree in Germany ailing because of “climate change”. Photo released […]

Observed Temperature Data Show No Signs Of Increasing Global Heat Waves Or Extremes

Can We Expect Extreme Weather? By Ed Caryl The latest rallying cry from the catastrophic AGW crowd is that we can expect more heat waves, roaming heat waves, popping up unexpectedly and unpredictably. We hear this from Kevin Trenberth here (and refuted by Willis Eschenbach here), and from the PIK here. What about this? Is […]

Journal Nature Delivers “Robust” Fortune-Telling: Number Of Heat Wave Days To Double By 2020, Quadruple By 2040!

And DEATH by heat by 2100 if we don’t stop burning carbon now. The ultra-alarmist Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) forecasts that the number of heat-wave days will double in just seven years, so reports CO2 Handel website here. The forecast appeared in Nature. Recall that the PIK is the outlier panicky institute […]

Expert Meteorologist: Data Show Little Change In Central European Precipitation Over Last 30 Years!

Expert Meteorologist: Data Show Little Change In Central European Precipitation Over Last 30 Years!

A week ago meteorologist Dr. Karsten Brandt published an analysis of precipitation in Central Europe, particularly Germany. His article was titled: “More heavy rains?” In it Brandt asks: “How frequent are such events and are they increasing?” Rain near the village of Lunde, north of Funen, Denmark. Photo by: Malene Thyssen, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Malene, GNU Free Documentation License. […]

Climate History Professor: Bad Weather In History Was Also Blamed “On A Conspiracy Of Witches”

Climate History Professor: Bad Weather In History Was Also Blamed “On A Conspiracy Of Witches”

On 22 June 2013 the Swiss newspaper Basler Zeitung published an interview with climate historian Christian Pfister . Director of Business, Social, and Environmental History at the University of Bern, Switzerland. There’s been a lot of grumbling in Europe this spring due to the cold and wet weather, and so the Swiss daily decided to check […]

Data Show “Amazing Relationship” Between South German Flooding Frequency And Solar Activity

Data Show “Amazing Relationship” Between South German Flooding Frequency And Solar Activity

Hysterical media, politicians, activists and scientists (e.g. Mojib Latif) tried to put the blame for the German flooding earlier this month on man-made climate change. But a recent doctoral dissertation shows that flooding in Southern Germany is very strongly related to solar activity. No correlation is found with CO2. Source: Markus Czymzik doctorate dissertation, click here. […]

Menon et al Publish Latest Crystal Ball Forecast For Indian Monsoons, Claiming It Is A “Robust Indicator”

The Geophysical Research Letters has just published the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research’s crystal ball visions for the monsoons in India, PIK press release here. I’ve highlighted the language to emphasize the speculative nature of the study. Ups-and-downs of Indian monsoon rainfall likely to increase under warming Day-to-day rainfall in India might become much […]

As Floods Hit Eastern Germany, Recent Potsdam Climate Institute Model Warned Of Summertime “Water Shortages”!

As Floods Hit Eastern Germany, Recent Potsdam Climate Institute Model Warned Of Summertime “Water Shortages”!

Holger Thuss, President of the European Institute for Climate and Energy (EIKE) at Facebook brings up a report appearing at the online FOCUS just last September. In the report the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact research (PIK) warned that summers in eastern Germany would suffer from “water shortages”. That’s what their models had shown. FOCUS wrote […]

Back To The Penalty Box…Chinese Paleo-Climatolgists Slap Down High-Sticking Michael Mann!

Back To The Penalty Box…Chinese Paleo-Climatolgists Slap Down High-Sticking Michael Mann!

Saturday I posted about a recently published study by He YuXin et al, which happened to catch the watchful eye of Sebastian Lüning of kaltesonne.de/. Lüning comments on what the paper means for Michael Mann: ================================================= Medieval warmth at the northern Tibetan Plateau casts doubt on Michael Mann’s temperature map By Dr. Sebastian Lüning In […]

German Journalist Writes New NOAA Study Embarasses The Obama Administration / Kevin Trenberth

German Journalist Writes New NOAA Study Embarasses The Obama Administration / Kevin Trenberth

At his Die Welt blog, journalist Ulli Kulke has a commentary on the recent scientific study issued by the NOAA and its latest findings concerning the US drought last year, which now states that it was due to just plain bad, natural weather and was not man-made. Kulke calls the findings embarrassing for President Obama, who now […]

Study Shows Southwest Droughts Of The Past “Were More Severe, Persistent Than Any Of The Last 100 Years”!

Study Shows Southwest Droughts Of The Past “Were More Severe, Persistent Than Any Of The Last 100 Years”!

The U of A Science News website has an interesting report on precipitation reconstructions using tree rings. The reconstruction goes back some 470 years in the Southwest, covering most of Arizona, western New Mexico and parts of northern Mexico. Arizona sunset. Photo credit: Saguaro Pictures, Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license. Today when drought strikes, we […]

East African Drought Due To Natural Cycles – Not Man-Made, Study In Nature Shows

Sebastian Lüning and Fritz Vahrenholt’s Die kalte Sonne site recently posted an article about the East African drought, which, as it turns out, is all part of a natural cycle. ================================================ New Study in Nature: East African Drought Trend Part of a Natural Cycle By Sebastian Lüning and Fritz Vahrenholt (Translated, edited by P Gosselin) […]