Category Archives: weather

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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All the News That Fits AGW

Update (2:45 pm EDT): The Times has added a photo, rewritten the lede and headline, but not put the story at the top of the website. They’ve also deleted the entire comment section.  One of the running jokes in the … 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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How ’bout a little rain?

The last post focused on San Francisco Bay, where my best friend in high school and I used to windsurf anytime we got the chance. Our spots were: Redwood Shores, Foster City, and Coyote Point, the last being in the … 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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Just Plain Crazy

Let me tell you something about climate change: People’s perceptions of climate have changed. So have their perceptions of weather. If you want to be popular in my hometown of Austin all you’ve got to do is repeat, “Crazy weather.” … Continue reading

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Fatherless Blackout

If you ever wanted to get a whole mess of Texans bent out of shape, you probably couldn’t improve on the job that the state’s electricity providers did during this week’s cold weather. Although “cascading” effects from a run of … Continue reading

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