Drought and Deserts

Data Reveal That US Heat Wave Index, Japan Drought Coincide With Solar Activity

Data Reveal That US Heat Wave Index, Japan Drought Coincide With Solar Activity

Jet Stream Blocking and U.S. Heat Wave Index By Kyoji Kimoto In 1962, Japanese meteorologist Hirohide Saito found the instability of summer temperature of Hokkaido (northern part of Japan) during the solar minimum as follows: Fig.1 Instability of summer temperature (white circle) of Hokkaido In 1967 Japanese meteorologist Junkichi Nemoto published the following graph, below, […]

The Lake Garda Climate-Freak-Show Disappears... Italy's Largest Lake Now Overflowing!

The Lake Garda Climate-Freak-Show Disappears… Italy’s Largest Lake Now Overflowing!

A year ago, Europe’s media blared on about Lake Garda’s dangerously low level, and warned the lake risked drying out. Today, the water level is at a near high. Nestled in northern Italy, Lake Garda is a favorite holiday destination for Germans. It has historic charm and is framed by the picturesque Dolomites to the […]

New Study: Global Wetland Loss Since 1700 "Far Less" Than Previously Estimated

New Study: Global Wetland Loss Since 1700 “Far Less” Than Previously Estimated

EIKE latest climate video (German) here reports on a recent Stanford University-led study that found global wetlands losses had been grossly overestimated, too pessimistic. Image cropped here.  According to the study, the U.S. has accounted for more wetland conversion and degradation than any other country. Overall, the study investigated wetlands in 144 countries. Researchers find […]

Models Wrong Again: “Hotter Weather Not Diminishing Runoff, River Discharge”!

“Results are somewhat in contrast to climate projections” Hat-tip: Klimanachrichten The European Space Agency (ESA) here reports on runoff and river discharge, which are important components in Earth’s water cycle. With the globe allegedly warming, drought and heatwaves are said to be more frequent and so the hotter climate should lead to reduced water runoff […]

Germany’s Soaking Wet Drought…Helmholtz Drought Monitor Insists Drought Persists

Disconnected from reality: Despite heavy winter rains, flooding and DWD data, Germany’s Helmholtz Institute insists parts of Germany are “extremely dry”.  The “climate change-induced drought” in January 2024 By Frank Bosse We already reported several times (here and here) on the Helmholtz Institute’s Drought Monitor. In the meantime, there have been major floods, especially in […]

German Prof On German Floods: "Difference Between Facts And Political Narratives Is Breathtaking."

German Prof On German Floods: “Difference Between Facts And Political Narratives Is Breathtaking.”

As Germany’s flooding takes hold, the media have been quick to seize upon the extreme weather as proof of the climate crisis. But the data show us that it’s normal bad weather that’s also been seen many times before in the past.  Yet, despite the widespread flooding, there are those who still believe that flooded […]

2023 Germany's Warmest Year Ever Recorded Since 1881, Was Also Among The Wettest

2023 Germany’s Warmest Year Ever Recorded Since 1881, Was Also Among The Wettest

Warm and wet… According to preliminary results from the data collected from Germany’s approximately 2000 weather stations, the year 2023 was the warmest on record. So reports the Offenbach, Germany-based DWD national weather service. Yet, official claims don’t always seem to correspond to real life observations. Despite 6th wettest year on record and mass flooding […]

Despite Heavy Rains, Flooding And Softened Dykes, German UFZ Insists Drought Persists!

Despite Heavy Rains, Flooding And Softened Dykes, German UFZ Insists Drought Persists!

“One of the world’s leading research centres in the field of environmental research” insists parts of flooded Germany are still in drought! Even though northern Germany is struggling with one of the worst flooding episodes in a century, the country’s Helmholtz for Environmental research (UFZ) website continues to insist that parts of the region are […]

Research Finds Higher Likelihood Of Extreme Snowfall. And: Greening Africa

Research Finds Higher Likelihood Of Extreme Snowfall. And: Greening Africa

Higher likelihood of extreme snowfall in the French Alps in coming decades. And, greening Africa Hat-tip: Klimanachrichten Global warming is often cited as having a negative impact on snow and ice melt in cold regions, yet new research published in The Cryosphere has suggested that extreme snowfall events may be a feature of some locations at higher latitudes and […]

Merry Christmas! It's A Wet One In Germany As Rains Persist

Merry Christmas! It’s A Wet One In Germany As Rains Persist

We wish all readers a Merry Christmas! Photo: Hase River, Germany. P. Gosselin Flood damage Currently large parts of Germany are experiencing mild temperatures and heavy rains, which have led to plenty of flooding. Today while making photos of the flooding situation here for a blog post, I adventurously attempted to cross a flooded area […]

Sahara Expert Says Desert Shrinking, Calls Alarmist Tipping Points "Complete Nonsense"

Sahara Expert Says Desert Shrinking, Calls Alarmist Tipping Points “Complete Nonsense”

Climate tipping points are much more fantasy than science  Austrian AUF 1 has posted posted a video interview with prominent German geologist and Sahara expert Dr. Stefan Kröpelin, Sahara has been shrinking over the past decades. Image: NASA Dr. Kröpelin is an award-wining geologist and climate researcher at the University of Cologne and specializes in studying […]

Veteran Meteorologist Joe Bastardi: "We Got A Cold Winter Coming Up For Europe"

Veteran Meteorologist Joe Bastardi: “We Got A Cold Winter Coming Up For Europe”

Snowfan here reports how the ECMWF expects up to 3 meters of fresh snow in the Alps by the 7th of November. Meanwhile, Joe Bastardi also sees signs that Europe’s winter will likely be a cold one (normal to below-normal) First we look at snowfall for the Alps over the next 10 days: Image cropped […]

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