Summary: Millions of words were expended reporting about Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, but too little about the science connecting them to climate change. Here are the details, contrasted with the propaganda barrage of those seeking to exploit these disasters for political gain. Let's listen to these scientists so we can better prepare for what is … Continue reading What you need to know about hurricanes and their trends
Summary: Climate activists make bold claims about extreme weather caused by our CO2 emissions, attributing most big weather events to CO2's influence. Let's look at the numbers. Have extreme weather events become more common? The answers are easily available. Too many journalists and activists prefer to ignore them. "Some day — not tomorrow, not next … Continue reading Look at the trends in extreme weather & see the state of the world
Summary: To boost our fear, activists and journalists report the weather with amnesia about the past. Ten year records become astonishing events; weather catastrophes of 50 or 100 years ago are forgotten. It makes for good clickbait but cripples our ability to prepare for the inevitable. California's history of floods and droughts gives a fine … Continue reading California’s past megafloods – and the coming ARkStorm
Summary: Liberals believed that 2017 would mark a new start for US public policy to manage climate change. Now Conservatives agree, in a different sense. Both are wrong. The weather will determine who will win. The stakes for both sides are large (as are the possible effects on the world). The consequences for the losers … Continue reading What happens to the losers of the public debate about climate change?
Summary: A leaked memo from the highest levels of the Democratic Party leadership discuss how to build public support for large-scale climate policy initiatives. It shows why their efforts failed, and raises questions about the coming Hillary Clinton administration. “We don’t even plan for the past.” — Steven Mosher (member of Berkeley Earth; bio here), … Continue reading A leaked memo about climate change explains why we’re unprepared