El Niño, The Media Star: Separating Hype from Probability

Summary: Unscrupulous activists and publishers desperate for clicks prey our fearfulness, giving America hysteria about the normal events of life. Last year was Ebola and the "super monster" El Nino (both duds). This year we have the "Godzilla El Nino" (unprecedented since 1950, excerpt for 1982-83 and 1978-79). There are sources of reliable information. Previous … Continue reading El Niño, The Media Star: Separating Hype from Probability

A report about America’s extreme weather. Just the facts, no hype.

Summary: Discovery that weather is the mother lode of clickbait made climate change activism appealing to publishers. As antidote to the weather porn now flooding the internet, here's a real analysis of recent weather -- more understandable than NOAA's reports, more accurate than the everything is climate change schtick.  {1st of 2 posts today.} When … Continue reading A report about America’s extreme weather. Just the facts, no hype.

Does our Fading Sun mean we face a mini ice age?

Summary: This post discusses the latest climate frenzy, about a coming mini ice age. It's an excerpt from the latest issue of the Browning World Climate Bulletin, with a review of the facts and an expert analysis by historical climatologist Evelyn Browning Garriss. As so often happens these days, a press release ignited hysteria about … Continue reading Does our Fading Sun mean we face a mini ice age?

A warning about water: we’re exhausting our groundwater reservoirs

Summary: A groundbreaking study shows that nearly a third of all underground water basins are stressed and how this year’s monsoons and El Niño are affecting these water supplies. It's more evidence that we need better measurement and analysis of our world, and to take our exploitation of it off "exploit at will" mode. There … Continue reading A warning about water: we’re exhausting our groundwater reservoirs

Springtime in an Era of More Extreme Weather

Summary: Journalists have discovered weather porn! News about weather provides easily written clickbait to fill the space between ads, describing the weather as regular like a metronome unless disturbed by climate change due to global warming. In reaction the Right often responds with scientists don't know nothing. Neither is correct, as shown in this analysis … Continue reading Springtime in an Era of More Extreme Weather