NOAA’s El Niño update (myth-busting the news headlines)

Summary: One of the mysteries of the public climate change debate (now encompassing extreme weather) is the reliance of journalists and interested people on fringe sources when NOAA and the other climate agencies produce clear and timely articles. Such as NOAA's about this El Niño, including this new one that tells us about this important … Continue reading NOAA’s El Niño update (myth-busting the news headlines)

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How much damage has this El Niño done?

Summary: Now that the El Niño appears to have peaked, journalists tell us how horrific the damage is so far (most of the effects on America lie ahead). Let's see what they say -- and what NOAA says. Spoiler: don't believe the clickbait. NOAA, conservative and accurate as usual, says in their Jan 14 El … Continue reading How much damage has this El Niño done?

NOAA’s winter update: about the weird warmth and this El Niño

Summary: While journalists too often turn reporting about the weather into clickbait and climate porn the IPCC and major climate agencies produce clear and accurate articles. Why we choose to be poorly informed despite access to the information superhighway is a mystery for future historians to solve. For those that prefer the red pill, here … Continue reading NOAA’s winter update: about the weird warmth and this El Niño