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Analysis: Global weather related disaster loss trend is downward from 1990 to 2017 Weather Disasters as Proportion of Global GDP: 1990-2017 JANUARY 4, 2018 ~ By ROGER PIELKE JR The figure above shows the annual costs of weather disasters (data from Munich Re) as a proportion of global GDP (data from the UN), from 1990 to 2017. Takeaways: 2017 ranks 2nd to 2005; The dataset is dominated by US hurricanes […]

Warmists Wheel Out “Record Cold Due To Global Warming” Argument Again

Alarmists Wheel Out “Record Cold Due To Global Warming” Argument Again JANUARY 4, 2018 tags: jet stream, Winter By Paul Homewood     Whenever we get a warm summer, it’s a sign of climate change. And when we get a cold winter, it’s climate change as well! According to Breitbart:   Jonathan Overpeck, a climate scientist at the […]

Bombcyclone — ‘A bad storm with good branding’

Via: “The Bomb Cyclone isn’t a winter hurricane — just a bad storm with good branding” — Vox A “Bombcyclone” off the East Coast of the USA is verging on, or has broken a record for the fastest drops in pressure. It’s now at 965mb. It’s not a bomb, nor a cyclone, just a common winter […]

Global fossil fuel emissions are once again on the rise – China leading the emissions increase

Global fossil fuel emissions are once again on the rise – An end to flat growth for CO2 Despite their “Paris Commitments”, China is increasing emissions – This is a commentary on a report by The Global Carbon Project: “Despite a recent policy shift towards greener thinking, the reports site (sic) China as leading the increase, where emissions are projected to grow […]

Analysis: NOAA Erase ‘Anomalously Cold Winters’

NOAA Erase “Anomalously Cold Winters” JANUARY 4, 2018 By Paul Homewood We looked at this NYT article earlier today. It focussed on this paper by Marlene Kretschmer: ABSTRACT Over the last decades, the stratospheric polar vortex has shifted towards more frequent weak states which can explain Eurasian cooling trends in boreal winter in the […]

New England Wanted To Use All Renewable Energy — Then It Got Cold

By JAZZ SHAW During a recent trip to Maine, my wife and I noticed the large number of wind turbines cluttering the peaks of the ridges around the otherwise scenic New England countryside, particularly in Vermont. There really are a lot of them, and that’s the result of an ongoing push to get the region onto […]

New England Power Plants running out of fuel

Electricity providers and state officials are bracing for widespread power outages and fuel shortages as a powerful storm system roars into Massachusetts today with near-hurricane force winds. National Grid expects nearly 120,000 of its Bay State customers — about 9 percent — to lose electricity sometime today and is making preparations for the tedious, cold […]