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?

Key facts about the drought that’s reshaping Texas

Summary: The farmers and ranchers of Texas exhaust its groundwater as they suffer from a severe drought, which activists blame our burning of fossil fuels. What do scientists say? How severe is the drought? What are its causes? How will this reshape Texas? It's another test case of our ability to see and adapt to … Continue reading Key facts about the drought that’s reshaping Texas