An eminent climate scientist explains what caused the record rains in Texas

Summary:  The heavy rains hitting Texas last May were record-breaking extreme weather evens. But were they natural (records routinely break as time passes) or the result -- partially or mostly -- the result of anthropogenic effects? Here an eminent climatologist gives a preliminary answer, based on solid evidence (not modeling). There is no visible trend … Continue reading An eminent climate scientist explains what caused the record rains in Texas

Texas warns us that we’re unprepared for normal weather

Summary:  We get a lesson from the weather about America's lack of preparedness for quite normal "disasters" (events). Our fascination with doomster scenarios is fun, as we thrill to op-eds asking if we will we start WWIII with Putin -- or die in the deserts of 2100 or die in its flooding seas -- but … Continue reading Texas warns us that we’re unprepared for normal weather

The Texas drought ends; climate alarmists wrong again!

Summary: The climate alarmists described the Texas drought in extreme terms, as the New Normal. Readers of the FM website saw the other side of the news -- the science side -- in Key facts about the drought that’s reshaping Texas. Now we see what looks like the end of the story. It's a pleasant … Continue reading The Texas drought ends; climate alarmists wrong again!

Who believes that the Federal government seeks to take over Texas?

Summary:  The Jade Helm military exercise has sparked an urban legend. Polls showing who believes fringe theories act as x-rays illuminating the American polity. Some of the results are expected if alarming. Some are unexpected and hence even more valuable.  {2nd of 2 posts today.} Contents A funny question. Answer by ideology. The Evangelicals speak. … Continue reading Who believes that the Federal government seeks to take over Texas?