Meteorologist Anthony Watts: Claims the "Arctic and Antarctic, had experienced 'unprecedented' high temperatures...can’t be verified since they were the results from a set of weather model simulations, indicating variations of above-normal temperatures for the regions, not actual surface temperatures measured by ground-based weather stations."
The claims of record hight temps include this disclaimer: "Simulation of temperature differences from normal centered over Antarctica from the American (GFS) model."
Watts: "That’s right, it isn’t temperature that actually measured at the surface of that forlorn icecap, it’s a model simulation of temperature from a single climate model, the GFS model...We don’t have actual weather data in many places at the North and South poles...The weather data we do have may be compromised or intermittent due to harsh weather conditions affecting ground-based weather stations."
"Compared to larger 100+ years of climate data for the globe, we have maybe 40 years of data for the poles at best...Yet, somehow, climate scientists are “alarmed” and “flabbergasted” at a single day weather event simulated from a computer model." ... "Model simulations simply aren’t evidence."
Recent survey results bring the average global population estimate to at least 32,000, with a wide range of potential error. ... These additions bring the global population total to almost 32,000, up from about 26,000, albeit with a wide range of potential error.
• Results from the 2017–2018 survey of the Davis Strait subpopulation revealed numbers are stable at about 2,015 bears (range 1,603–2,588), but bears were found to have been fatter than they had been in 2005–2007, with good cub survival.
Steve Milloy: Today’s elevation is not all that different from the low points of 1956 and 1965 (about 1,090 feet, shown in first graph), especially when you consider the increases in water use and human management of reservoir levels over time. No doubt that drought is affecting Lake Mead. But Western drought is natural (the region is a desert, after all), and Lake Mead was comparably low more than 100 ppm CO2 ago.
Bill Gates, Sir Richard Branson, Hollywood actors, venture capitalists — they’re all pushing lab-grown meat as the solution to world hunger and environmental sustainability, but scientists last week told a panel of experts they have serious concerns about the product’s safety.