Category Archives: media

Introducing: Don’t Sell Your Coat

What follows is an excerpt from my new book Don’t Sell Your Coat, available here: I want to examine the moral component of meteorological journalism. As I mentioned near the beginning of this book, I used to be an avid watcher … Continue reading

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Gimme Shelter

1. Among the most powerful human urges is to seek shelter. 2. The belief that human beings can, or soon will, control the weather emanates from this urge. 3. With every year that passes, more people and a higher percentage … Continue reading

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The Good Old Days Are Right Now

A major strain of global warming theology looks back on a colder, snowier past with misty eyes. Some of this comes from the fact that those looking back, including RFK Jr., are simply remembering being outdoors enough to appreciate nature, … Continue reading

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Carbon Profits Inc. – Errr, Reuters!

Anyone looking at the state of carbon trading, which is collapsing, who comes away with the sense that this is just a growing pain on the way to a meaningful global system has to be suffering from a form of … Continue reading

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You Cannot Have It Both Ways

I spent 25 years of my life worried about global warming. And one of the best proofs that the scientists and the media both had to keep me convinced was warmer winters, with less snow. Al Gore talked about it. … Continue reading

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Some help with the drought in Central Texas?

Although you wouldn’t know it listening to conversation around Austin, this summer’s drought and heat are not the “worst ever.” They do, however, to put a technical spin on it, suck. A system passing from the Caribbean to the Gulf … Continue reading

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Cool summer?

Grimsvotn volcano, in Iceland, has erupted. As Joe D’Aleo and others have pointed out, a high-latitude volcanic eruption can be enough to produce a cool summer, and, sometimes, a vicious winter to boot. Whether enough sulfates have reached sufficient altitude this … Continue reading

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Remember when sea level was stable?

The SF Bay Area, whence I sprang more than a few springs ago, is being threatened by catastrophic climate change in the form of rising sea levels. That is, if you believe this. Not surprisingly, I don’t. There has not, … Continue reading

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What Will the AGW Climb-Down Look Like?

Here’s something that you can bring to the bank: With regard to global warming, the major purveyors of news in the industrialized world will be climbing down from their various versions of frenzied alarmism. Here’s something else that you can … Continue reading

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