• El Niño Helped Reduce Natural Catastrophe Losses in 2015: Munich Re

    • Date: 04/01/16
    • Business Wire

    Industry-wide losses from natural catastrophes in 2015 were lower than the previous year, due in part to El Niño climate conditions in the Pacific ocean which reduced hurricane activity in the North Atlantic. The costliest global natural catastrophe for the insurance industry was the series of winter storms that struck the northeast United States and […]

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  • Did A Freak Storm Really “Melt The North Pole”?

    • Date: 04/01/16
    • Fabius Maximus

    Summary: Let’s compare the news about weather with data and scientists’ analysis. Sad see how ideology plus desperation for readers has brought talented journalists to write clickbait. No wonder their credibility has collapsed. Worse, after 26 years of this exaggerated reporting the public rates climate change near or at the bottom of their policy priorities. Contents Journalists […]

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  • The Fishy ‘Science’ Of Ocean Acidification

    • Date: 01/01/16
    • Tony Thomas, Quadrant Online

    With an obstinate atmosphere failing to warm as predicted, another peril was needed to sustain the junk-science industry and keep lazy reporters supplied with bogus scoops. No problem! Conscript a Disney character, garnish with misrepresentations and there you have it: ocean acidification. How scary is “ocean acidification”?  Very  scary. The previously scary “global warming” stopped […]

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  • It’s Official: 2015 El Niño Is The Strongest Ever Recorded

    • Date: 28/12/15
    • Megan Barber, Vox Media

    Based on a key measurement, this year’s extreme El Niño has surpassed the 1997-1998 phenomenon, making it now the strongest ever recorded. That could mean abnormal weather for all of North America, including big snow in the Southwest, torrential rain in Southern California, and a drier-than-normal winter in the Northeast. Urban areas like Los Angeles […]

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  • Judicial Watch Sues U.S. Government For Records In Warming Pause Dispute

    • Date: 23/12/15
    • Lisa Rein, The Washington Post

    The conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch announced Tuesday that it is suing the Obama administration to obtain the same internal communications of federal scientists sought by a House committee in a dispute over global warming research. The group said in a news release that it filed a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit in U.S. District Court […]

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  • First They Came For Climate Sceptics: Universities ‘Are Killing Free Speech’

    • Date: 19/12/15
    • Javier Espinoza and Gordon Rayner, The Daily Telegraph

    British universities have become too politically correct and are stifling free speech by banning anything that causes the least offence to anyone, a group of leading academics warns on Saturday. A whole generation of students is being denied the “intellectual challenge of debating conflicting views” because self-censorship is turning campuses into over-sanitised “safe spaces”, they […]

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  • New Study: NOAA Relies On ‘Compromised’ Thermometers That Inflate US Warming Trend

    • Date: 17/12/15
    • Anthony Watts et al., Watts Up With That

    SAN FRANCISO, CA – A new study about the surface temperature record presented at the 2015 Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union suggests that the 30-year trend of temperatures for the Continental United States (CONUS) since 1979 are about two thirds as strong as officially NOAA temperature trends. Using NOAA’s U.S. Historical Climatology Network, […]

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  • NOAA Officials Finally Deliver Staff Emails To U.S. Lawmakers

    • Date: 16/12/15
    • Michael Bastasch, Daily Caller New Foundation

    The battle between National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) officials and congressional investigators may be winding down as bureaucrats have finally handed over emails to lawmakers after months of refusing to do so. “I am encouraged by NOAA’s acknowledgment of its obligation to produce documents and communications in response to the Committee’s lawfully-issued subpoena,” Texas […]

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