This El Niño is not Godzilla. What can we learn from the 2 years of hype?

Summary: After two years of hype (often hysterical), this El Niño might peak in December and then rapidly decline. No "super monster" or "Godzilla" El Niño; just severe weather (we won't know how severe until it ends). With the UN Conference of Parties in Paris (COP21) still running in Paris, it's time to start thinking about … Continue reading This El Niño is not Godzilla. What can we learn from the 2 years of hype?

Update on El Niño: will Gaia disappoint the climate activists?

Summary: Climate alarmists have run wild with predictions about the "monster" "Godzilla" El Niño, their last throw of the dice before the COP-21 climate conference in Paris. Here is an example by Brad Plummer, with some debunking. The latest forecasts of the major climate models suggest that it will disappoint activists (but match NOAA's more … Continue reading Update on El Niño: will Gaia disappoint the climate activists?

El Niño, The Media Star: Separating Hype from Probability

Summary: Unscrupulous activists and publishers desperate for clicks prey our fearfulness, giving America hysteria about the normal events of life. Last year was Ebola and the "super monster" El Nino (both duds). This year we have the "Godzilla El Nino" (unprecedented since 1950, excerpt for 1982-83 and 1978-79). There are sources of reliable information. Previous … Continue reading El Niño, The Media Star: Separating Hype from Probability

A report about America’s extreme weather. Just the facts, no hype.

Summary: Discovery that weather is the mother lode of clickbait made climate change activism appealing to publishers. As antidote to the weather porn now flooding the internet, here's a real analysis of recent weather -- more understandable than NOAA's reports, more accurate than the everything is climate change schtick.  {1st of 2 posts today.} When … Continue reading A report about America’s extreme weather. Just the facts, no hype.

Choose your facts: learn about the El Niño from journalists or activists

Summary: Today we look at news coverage of the weather, another demonstration of our bad info diet. Friday's post contrasted reporting about the new El Niño by NOAA with that by activists. Today we contrast reporting by climate alarmist (amateurs' analysis) with that by the major news media.  (1st of 2 posts today.) Contents Activists' … Continue reading Choose your facts: learn about the El Niño from journalists or activists