extreme weather

Climate warmists upset no one is taking them seriously

I’m sure it has nothing to do with climate science being a scam and scientists being seen as agenda pushing troughers.   

Besides, apart from a few low lying places getting wet feet, a warming planet is great news.  

But the push is on to convince us otherwise.

Climate change is predicted to bring us higher sea levels, more extreme weather and a world of other catastrophic consequences – but when it comes making people act, the answer may lie in accentuating the positive rather than the negative.

In a comprehensive study published today in major journal Nature Climate Change, 28 researchers from around the world examined which factors were most likely to result in people taking action.

More than 6000 people across the 24 participating countries were surveyed about their climate change beliefs and pro-environmental actions, and also whether climate change actions would result in co-benefits such as reduced pollution, increased economic development or a more caring and ethical community.

The team found that co-benefits were a powerful motivator for people, even for those unconcerned or unconvinced about climate change.   Read more »

Cyclone Lusi update

As requested by a reader, I will post some updates throughout the weekend of the approaching storm with all the current info on what is going on, what is forecast, and any alerts/major power outages/damage.

Please feel free to post any pics or videos you have from your neck of the woods so we can all see what is going on in other areas.

Not much happening in Auckland so far except for a bit of rain and wind, although I did see the few plants fall over at Mitre 10 Mega garden centre this afternoon, and the only crisis I’ve noted so far was leaving my car window open all night.

Getting rather close to a “nothing to see folks, move along” unless the proverbial hits the fan soon.

earth.nullschool.net image of Cyclone Lusi position as updated at 16:00 today:

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Cyclone Lusi update

As requested by a reader, I will post some updates throughout the weekend of the approaching storm with all the current info on what is going on, what is forecast, and any alerts/major power outages/damage.

Please feel free to post any pics or videos you have from your neck of the woods so we can all see what is going on in other areas.

Image of Cyclone Lusi position as updated at 13:00 today:

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Bugger, all that extreme weather last year was…well..unextreme

Brazilian Typhoon

One of the thing apologists and promotors of global warming, or climate change or whatever they want to call it say when confronted with facts is to point at “increasing extreme weather events” and tell us rather apocalyptically that we can expect more.

Like most things they say those too are lies. I wonder how long before Kitchen and Cookware blogger Russell Brown, hate speech blogger and part time real estate agent Martyn Bradbury and our favourite arts and travel blogger David Farrar catch up. They are the real deniers now.

Time Magazine explains how the “extreme weather events” of 2013 were not even close to extreme.

Weather has been dominating the news cycle the past several days, as much of the U.S. has suffered through record-breaking cold. But while it might seem as if we’ve all been sucked into a polar vortex of weather news, 2013 was punctuated by coverage of major natural disasters like Supertyphoon Haiyan in November, massive floods in India in June and the Category 5 tornadoes in Moore, Oklahoma in May. No wonder so many people felt that extreme weather was on the rise.

Except that wasn’t the case—at least not in 2013. The reinsurance company Munich Re came out with its annual assessment of natural disasters, and found that 2013 was an unusually quiet year. Catastrophes like floods and storms claimed more than 20,000 lives around the world, and caused more than $125 billion in damages. While that’s clearly a lot—and the number of deaths from disasters rose over 2012—both figures are well below the 106,000 in deaths and $184 billion in losses that were experienced on average over the past decade. Though the total number of loss-causing catastrophes—880—was above the average over the past 10 years, the damages in both financial and human terms was less. “There was no large-scale natural catastrophe event in 2013,” said Carl Hedde, head of risk accumulation for Munich Re.   Read more »

Chart of the day

hat tip Not PC

UAH Atmospheric Science professor Dr. John Christy destroys the Global Warming scare in 7 slides. Extreme weather  increasing?  Record temperatures? All nonsense.  And then there’s this (below)…
Climate Change Roundtable Presentation – John R. Christy, GLOBAL WARMING

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Supercell time lapse

The blog ran a still as Photo of the Day yesterday.  Here is the time lapse of the system developing.  ‘Awesome’ in the true sense of the word.