A new paper about hurricanes shatters the narrative

NASA photo of Hurricane Katrina on 28 August 2005

Summary: A new paper provides new information about hurricanes, one of the top natural disaster threats. It shatters the media's narrative and illustrates how science works in the real world.   Contents Real science in action! Overview of the trends. News about a new paper. The bottom line. For More Information. Book recommendations. (1)  Real science … Continue reading A new paper about hurricanes shatters the narrative

Science tamed the weather, keeping us safe while we sleep

Weather forecasting tool

Summary: Today's post reviews a fun book about some of the systems that make us safe -- but which we too often ignore or even mock.   Review of Warnings: The True Story of How Science Tamed the Weather. The true story of how science tamed the weather. By Mike Smith (2010).   Warnings tells a … Continue reading Science tamed the weather, keeping us safe while we sleep

What you need to know about hurricanes and their trends

NASA photo of Hurricane Katrina on 28 August 2005

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

Look at the trends in extreme weather & see the state of the world

Climate Change Drama

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

California’s past megafloods – and the coming ARkStorm

Sacramento during the 1862 flood

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