Drought and Deserts

Max Planck Institute (Model Calculations): Sahel Is Greening (Due To Human Activity)!

What follows is another example of climate science making up a theory to fit an observation. Of course, most of us suspect that natural cycles are what’s really at play here. ============================================================ Warmer Mediterranean turns the Sahel green Anthropogenic climate change contributes to fanning of the West African monsoon by moisture from the Mediterranean Climate […]

Climate Change Bringing Welcome Relief To Parts Of Africa!

One aspect of climate change propaganda is the claim that it’s good for everything that is bad, and bad for everything that is good. Of course that claim is preposterous because climate change will bring benefits and relief to places that have long been climatically stressed. Already the Sahara region has greened up significantly over […]

Tragedy Of Consensus …”Climate Experts” Obsessed With CO2, Ignored Remaining Universe Of Factors

High profile German food chemist Udo Pollmer here at German public radio brings the following video to our attention. In the video biologist and public speaker Allan Savory tells an audience how climate change and desertification has a lot more to do with the elimination of roaming herd animals over grasslands and vegetated areas over the […]

Clinton Shuns Visit To Louisiana Flood Zone... Too Frail For The Heat And Humidity?

Clinton Shuns Visit To Louisiana Flood Zone… Too Frail For The Heat And Humidity?

Too frail? Has Hillary Clinton shunned a visit to Louisiana because getting out and visiting flood victims would require her to spend extended time outside her fossil-fuel, air-conditioned comfort zone? Hillary Clinton’s suspected major health issues refuse to go away as a political issue in this year’s election. The latest here, here and here. Though claims that she […]

Met Office Climate-Aerosol Hypothesis Now Dead And Buried For Good, German Scientists Write

Ocean cycles instead of aerosols: Met Office hypothesis on North Atlantic refuted for good By Dr. Sebastian Lüning and Prof. Fritz Vahrenholt (German text translated/edited by P Gosselin) In April 2012 the German online news daily WAZ reported with vigor: Climate: air pollution leads to droughts and cyclones Air pollution enhances droughts in Africa and cyclones […]

Czech Republic’s Hottest Summer In 1540.

Imagine the hysteria we would see from the establishment if the following happened today. Our modern technical life probably would get banned by hysterical politicians and environmentalists. Just how bad that summer was is described here in detail. More below: ====================================== Top summer in the Czech Republic: Unexpected heat in 1540 By Dr. Sebastian Lüning and […]

New Paper Shows No Precipitation Trend On Iberian Peninsula Over Past 300 Years!

Puzzling drought history of Spain during the past 300 years By Dr. Sebastian Lüning, Prof. Fritz Vahrenholt (German passages translated by P. Gosselin) [NOTE: Comment moderation will be slow over the next couple of days due to limited WIFI access. -PG] Gradually word is getting out that the current climate trend has to be put in […]

Study Shows Climate Extremes In Northern Germany Nothing New … Much Worst in The Past

Hat-tip: Die kalte Sonne A new study by German GFZ research institute finds that extreme climate change also happened in the past before humans began emitting CO2 in to the atmosphere. What follows is the press release (emphasis added). ====================================== Strong fluctuations in lake level reconstructed for Northern Germany The lake level of the Großer […]

Heavier Global Precipitation Not In Our Lifetime – Postponed To 2100, U. Of Leipzig Study Finds!

I had to chuckle when I read the following press release on a study that found that global precipitation has not risen after all. Models and media reports wrong again! ========================================== Leipzig meteorologist studies effects of climate change on worldwide precipitation Rain over the tropical Atlantic. Photo taken from the Polarstern research vessel, Jun.-Prof. Dr. Bernhard Pospichal/Institute […]

Another Wet Central European Summer In The Works, Threatening To Make Climate Models 86% Wrong!

Germany’s DWD national weather service in Offenbach has released data and results for the month of June 2016 in its latest press release. Germany and much of Europe have seen plenty of rain in June – all flying in the face of earlier computer models that warned climate change would lead to scorchingly hot summers with […]

New Paper By Zhou et al Surprises! …Heavy Precipitation Under Global Warming Likely “Overestimated”

Yesterday I posted on Spiegel reporting no precipitation trend changes in Germany from warming.  Today’s post once again shows the alleged link is not what we are often told it is. ================================================ Max Planck Institute: Coupling of extreme extreme precipitation to climate warming weaker than feared By Dr. Sebastian Lüning und Prof. Fritz Vahrenholt (German […]

"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 […]