Irma Only A Top 25 US Storm


By Paul Homewood

As Florida clears up after Hurricane Irma, how does it rank with other major US landfalling hurricanes?

When Irma made landfall on the Keys, it was estimated to have had sustained wind speeds of 115 kt , about 132 mph. (It actually hit the Florida coast as a Cat 3, with winds of 115 mph, but the Florida Keys count as the first landfall).

Since 1851, there have been 14 stronger hurricanes at landfall, and Irma ties with 10 others. In other words, Irma is one of 25 hurricanes as strong or stronger.

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A Few Low CO2 Natural Disasters

Real Science

The world’s stupidest people (who run the US government) want you to believe that life was happy and stable in the good old days of low CO2

That leaves one thing capable of contributing to global warming – a process that reduces the amount of heat energy leaving the atmosphere. Since the earth’s energy balance remains stable without a change in an external forcing such as solar insolence (due to changes in the sun’s output or orbital changes) or an internal process turned into a forcing by some change and we see neither Milankovitch cycles, nor the sun itself are in a position to do that, we have to look to an internal change.

Only CO2 fits that need.

Little Green Footballs – Marc Morano: Courting Mendacity

1871 – Chicago Destroyed

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1871 – Wisconsin Fire

1886 – Indianola, Texas Destroyed

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1896 – St Louis Destroyed

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1900 – Galveston Destroyed

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1906 –…

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The Hurricane Harvey Hustle

Watts Up With That?

Facts about Harvey negate attempts to use it to advance manmade climate cataclysm agendas

Guest essay by Paul Driessen

“When a man knows he is to be hanged in a fortnight,” English essayist Samuel Johnson observed 240 years ago, “it concentrates his mind wonderfully.” That’s certainly true in the climate change arena.

After ending US participation in the Paris climate treaty and abolishing many government restrictions on fossil fuel use, the Trump Administration began preparing red team-blue team examinations of the science behind claims of “dangerous manmade climate change.” Asian, African and even European countries are building still more coal and gas-fired power plants. A recent poll found that only 28% of Americans think climate scientists understand the causes of global climate change “very well.”

All this is certainly concentrating the minds of climate alarmists, who are also taking former Obama advisor Rahm Emanuel’s cynical advice to “never let a…

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Sun unleashes a SECOND Monster X class solar flare – strongest in a decade

Watts Up With That?

Earlier this week, on Sept 4th, active sunspot AR2673 hurled a CME toward Earth. Now a second monster sized flare has been released from the same region.

On Sept. 6th at 1202 UT, sunspot AR2673 unleashed a major X9.3-class solar flare–the strongest solar flare in more than a decade. X-rays and UV radiation from the blast ionized the top of Earth’s atmosphere, causing a strong shortwave radio blackout over Europe, Africa and the Atlantic Ocean (blackout map). The explosion also produced a CME. However, available coronagraph images are not yet sufficient to determine whether or not the CME is Earth-directed.

According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Space Weather Prediction Center (SWPC). The last X9 flare occurred in 2006 (coming in at X9.0).

A Radiation Storm Warning for 10 MeV protons greater or equal to 10 pfu (S1 or higher) is in effect until 0400 UTC on 7…

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In Official Climate Science Normal is Abnormal, and Natural is Unnatural. Hurricane Harvey Another Classic Example.

Watts Up With That?

Guest opinion: Dr. Tim Ball

“The unnatural, that too is natural.” –Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832)

Throughout the entire environmental movement and its subset anthropogenic global warming (AGW) the proponents and the media have presented normal events as if they are abnormal. They can do this because the majority don’t know what is normal. Just a brief look at the historic record shows how everything that is happening is well within normal variability. It happened again with Hurricane Harvey and will do so with Hurricane Irma. It is deception, plain and simple, but there are even more important implications and assumptions made in taking this approach.

Are you sick and tired of media coverage of Hurricane Harvey? It will be as bad with Irma as we are already seeing. This is news as virtual reality designed by those who created and orchestrate the deception that is AGW happens. They…

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BBC Peddle Fake Claims About India Monsoon


By Paul Homewood

h/t Malcolm Bell


Just when you thought the BBC could not get any worse.

Standing in for Victoria Derbyshire on her current affairs programme yesterday morning, Matthew Price ran a report on the heavy floods this summer in Nepal and Bangladesh.

After telling us this had been one of the heaviest monsoons on record, he went on to interview Mark Pierce, Save the Children’s Director in Bangladesh, and Francis Markus of the International Red Cross in Nepal. (About 32 minutes in).

It did not take long for him to blame climate change for the floods.

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Pen Hadow Hurrying South


By Paul Homewood


Strange goings on onboard Pen Hadow’s little expedition.

You may recall what he said when he announced on Aug 30th they were turning back south:

A meeting of the four skippers was held led by Erik de Jong, with Pen Hadow present, and it was agreed further northward progress would increase considerably the risks to the expedition, with very limited scientific reward. The decision to head south, back to an area of less concentrated sea ice in the vicinity of 79 degrees 30 minutes North, was made at 18.30 (Alaskan time).

But since they turned around, they have been travelling at a rate of knots well south of their intended stopping point, and are now at 78 degrees 05 minutes and still running at 5 knots.

Throughout the expedition, Hadow has stressed that the scientific aspects of the trip were just as important as…

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NYT: Lets Help Hurricane Harvey Survivors By Taxing Them

Watts Up With That?

Guest essay by Eric Worrall

As Hurricane Harvey survivors struggle with the aftermath, the cleanup, with power outages and portable generators, reporters far away in comfortable offices in New York think they have a solution to their problems; a new carbon tax.

We Don’t Deny Harvey, So Why Deny Climate Change?

Nicholas Kristof SEPT. 2, 2017

Imagine that after the 9/11 attacks, the conversation had been limited to the tragedy in Lower Manhattan, the heroism of rescuers and the high heels of the visiting first lady — without addressing the risks of future terrorism.

That’s how we have viewed Hurricane Harvey in Houston, as a gripping human drama but without adequate discussion of how climate change increases risks of such cataclysms. We can’t have an intelligent conversation about Harvey without also discussing climate change.

Remember also that we in the rich world are the lucky ones. We lose homes…

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Arctic Climate Explorers give up sailing to the ‘melting’ North Pole because – there’s too much ice!

Watts Up With That?

From the arcticmission reports, where they try to put the best spin on this colossal failure as reported by the BBC:

Pen Hadow sets sail for North Pole as Arctic ice melts
British explorer Pen Hadow and his crew have set sail from Alaska, in an attempt to become the first people ever to sail to the North Pole.
With Arctic ice melting at an unprecedented rate, previously inaccessible waters are opening up, creating the potential for their planned 5,500 km (3,500 mile) journey for the first time in human history.

Um, no. Here is the view of the North pole today, as reported by the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC):

Image source: NSIDC, captions by WUWT


Cooler conditions, slower melt

August 21, 2017

A cooler than average first half of the month kept ice loss at a sluggish pace with little change in the ice…

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