Drought and Deserts

"A Myth" ...Spiegel Journalist Douses Alarmist Claim Alberta Fires Caused By Climate Change

“A Myth” …Spiegel Journalist Douses Alarmist Claim Alberta Fires Caused By Climate Change

Some alarmists are claiming that the devastating forest fires of Alberta (see NASA photo below) are the result of climate change, for example by the New York Times or the BBC. Credits: NASA Earth Observatory image by Joshua Stevens, using Landsat data from the U.S. Geological Survey “A ritual” Spiegel science journalist Axel Bojanowski here […]

Spiegel: Even Warmist Scientists Dismiss Climate Change As Cause Of Syrian Conflict, Refugee Crisis

Spiegel: Even Warmist Scientists Dismiss Climate Change As Cause Of Syrian Conflict, Refugee Crisis

Again today we see yet another example of why alarmist climate scientists, those with the habit of spreading doom and gloom visions, are simply not credible. Photo: Tomas Castelazo, CC BY 3.0 Spiegel science journalist Axel Bojanowski reports at Spiegel on the claim that climate change is the big factor behind the Syria conflict: Syria: scientists dispute […]

New Findings Show Sun, Natural Factors Linked To Sudden Climate Change, Famine, And European Social Collapse

A reader has brought my attention to more new papers. I haven’t found any mention of them at other sites like WUWT. Perhaps they aren’t able to get through the Gate of Willis. At any rate, just because I choose to bring them up, it doesn’t necessarily mean that I agree with them. I do […]

EIKE Meteorologist Klaus-Eckart Puls Calls Climate-Refugee Claims "Invented Stories" ...Even Refuted By IPCC

EIKE Meteorologist Klaus-Eckart Puls Calls Climate-Refugee Claims “Invented Stories” …Even Refuted By IPCC

At the Germany-based European Institute for Climate and Energy (EIKE) veteran, retired meteorologist Klaus-Eckard Puls flatly dismisses the assertion made by many leading officials that climate change is a driving force behind the wave of refugees now sweeping into Europe from the Middle East and Africa. German Meterologist Klaus-Eckart Puls. Photo: EIKE Germany Minister of […]

NASA: Sahara Dust And “Below Average Sea Surface Temperatures” Putting The Brakes On Hurricanes

At the online Spiegel magazine here science journalist and geology major Axel Bojanowski features his “Photo of the Week”, which this week shows a dust storm blowing across the East Atlantic off the African Sahara. The above photo is provided by NASA Earth Observatory, taken by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite. […]

Former Swiss Minister: Okay To Lie About Climate “If It Is For The Good” …And Germany’s “Heat Wave” Over After Just 4 – 5 Days

Two small stories today. The first is the “heat wave” that has gripped Europe over the past few days. Europe saw weather patterns that were optimum for producing record heat in Germany and other countries. In Germany although a number of cities set new all-time highs, the country’s record high of 40.2°C set during the […]

DWD German Weather Service Says UHI Effect As Much As 10°C! ...Judith Curry Puts Heat Waves On Ice

DWD German Weather Service Says UHI Effect As Much As 10°C! …Judith Curry Puts Heat Waves On Ice

Germany’s and Europe’s first real heat wave (more than 3 days long) of the summer has pushed temperatures well above the 30°C. A so-called omega high pressure system centered over Eastern Europe is pumping hot air from the Mediterranean and Africa up across much of Europe. Source: wetterdienst.de Not about to pass up any opportunity to exploit […]

Analysis By German Experts Expose 350.Org Lake Baikal Flawed Claims …Temperatures In Truth “Stagnated Since 1988”

Water shortages at Lake Baikal: climate activists ignore important climate cycles By Dr. Sebastian Lüning and Prof. Fritz Vahrenholt [Translated, edited by P. Gosselin] Not long ago we corresponded with the Helmholtz Asscoiation over a somewhat botched article about Lake Baikal. They simply assumed that the climate at the lake had been constant before industrialization […]

Twice As Much Snow Falling In The Russian Ural Mountains Than 100 Years Ago...Leading To More Tree Growth

Twice As Much Snow Falling In The Russian Ural Mountains Than 100 Years Ago…Leading To More Tree Growth

German public radio Deutschlandfunk (DLF) reported earlier this year that scientists have discovered that twice as much snow has been falling in the Ural Mountains than 100 years ago. Yugyd Va National Park. Public domain photo. Hat-tip: Die kalte Sonne here. The DLF reports: Ural: snow causing the tree line to rise. Climate change does not […]

Embarassing Revelations For Kelley et al…2008 German Radio Already Showed Focus On Climate Change Was Misplaced

The Kelley et al study is increasingly looking like a politically bought panic paper, designed to send out a certain message and mislead the public. What is especially tragic about the whole nonsense is that the paper only serves to shift the focus away from the real causes behind the worsening tragedy in the Syrian […]

Spiegel Demolishes Syria War-Climate Change Paper By Kelley et al. …”Hardly Tenable” … “Distraction From Real Problems”

Spiegel science journalist Axel Bojanowski here looks at the new paper “Climate change in the Fertile Crescent and implications of the recent Syrian drought,” PNAS, March 2, 2015 by Kelley et al, which claims the 2007−2010 drought contributed to the war in the region. A number of major news outlets, such as the New York Times […]

Spiegel: Mongolia's Shrinking Lakes Due To Mining, Agriculture - "Climate Change Not A Reason"!

Spiegel: Mongolia’s Shrinking Lakes Due To Mining, Agriculture – “Climate Change Not A Reason”!

Online Spiegel reports on a new study published in the PNAS titled: Rapid loss of lakes on the Mongolian Plateau. Over the recent decades, satellite-based evaluations are showing that the Mongolian Plateau has been experiencing “remarkable lake shrinkage” because of “intensive human activities and climate changes“, the study claims. Disappearing lakes due to mining and agriculture […]

Part 2 Of Documentary Totally Dismisses/Contradicts Michael Mann’s Claim Of A Steady Climate Since 1000 A.D.

Yesterday I posted on Part 1 of German ZDF television’s Terra-X series two-part documentary on climate and human history appearing on January 11  and 18. Part 1 covered the world’s climatic changes that occurred during the last ice age and up to the time of the Roman Empire. Part 1 clearly showed that the earth’s climate […]

International Team Of Scientists Refute Alarmist Desertification Projections...Sahel Precipitation Rising, Vegetation Spreading!

International Team Of Scientists Refute Alarmist Desertification Projections…Sahel Precipitation Rising, Vegetation Spreading!

New paper by Brandt et al on increased precipitation has been greening the Sahara since 1980. Yet another IPCC model projection that is headed off in the wrong direction. Hat-tip DkS. Press Release No. 121/2014 of the University of Bayreuth, Germany  dated 30 June 2014. My emphasis: ============== New research works show: Not global climate change alone, but […]

Leading German Private Commercial Meteorologist: "No Statistical Basis" Showing Winters Are Getting Warmer

Leading German Private Commercial Meteorologist: “No Statistical Basis” Showing Winters Are Getting Warmer

Private commercial meteorologist are always under pressure to produce reasonably accurate forecasts for their clients and to stick to the best available science. If their models and work consistently produce false results, then it is not long before they find themselves looking for a new line of work. There’s no room for politics in their […]

Munich Re Report: Top 2014 Weather Catastrophe Losses Due To Cold-Related Events, “Record Harsh Winter”!

We keep hearing from alarmists that storms are becoming more violent and more frequent, and thus storm damage and deaths are rising – all because of man-made global WARMING. Unless we stop driving SUV’s, mankind in the future will be wiped out by global warming-precipitated bad weather. Hat-tip: DirkH. However, the world’s largest re-insurer (and […]

USA's Monster "Climate-Catastrophe"...Of 1936 (When CO2 Was At "Safe" Level of 310 PPM)!

USA’s Monster “Climate-Catastrophe”…Of 1936 (When CO2 Was At “Safe” Level of 310 PPM)!

Swindlers are out there trying to sell us that bad weather is something new and happening because atmospheric CO2 concentration are “too high”. If only we paid carbon taxes and gave them more regulatory power, then we could prevent bad weather from happening and return to a Garden of Eden. To some us all this […]

Spiegel: Europe’s “Gigantic Catastrophe” Happened in 1540 (When CO2 Was 30% Less Than Today!)

Spiegel science journalist Axel Bojanowski, a geologist, writes about Europe’s largest natural catastrophe, which occurred in 1540. No, it wasn’t a mega-volcanic eruption, a super earthquake, or a monster meteor hit. It was a severe “unprecedented” drought that fried and scorched the continent to an extent that dwarfs anything we have experienced over the past […]

WeatherBell "Saturday Summary" Debunks 6 Climate Alarmism Falsehoods In Less Than 10 Minutes!

WeatherBell “Saturday Summary” Debunks 6 Climate Alarmism Falsehoods In Less Than 10 Minutes!

If you don’t have the truth, then some folks rely on lies and hope others will be fooled and stay so. Such is the case with global warming climate science. Almost every measure of global warming has stopped cooperating with the alarmists over the last 10 years. Now they have to make things up. At Weatherbell […]

Climate Profoundly Impacted Development Of Civilization...Cool Periods Brought On Plagues/Death

Climate Profoundly Impacted Development Of Civilization…Cool Periods Brought On Plagues/Death

A Short History of the Human Race Part 4/4. The Iron Age to the Present Research by Ed Caryl Climate historians usually recognize one Holocene Climate Optimum, from the end of the last ice age to about 4000 years ago. But as we have seen in this series of articles, there were three major warm […]