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It’s Weather, Not Climate Change, Governor Brown

It’s Weather, Not Climate Change, Governor Brown

. By Robert W. Endlich 2017 featured incredibly intense, damaging wildfires in California: first the Wine Country fires of October, and later the massive Thomas Fire in December. Each destroyed hundreds of homes, the latter in many of the affluent suburbs and enclaves northwest of Los Angeles and Hollywood. The Thomas Fire is the largest in modern California […]

It’s going to be hot in Southern California next week, again

It’s going to be hot in Southern California next week, again

LOS ANGELES-The heat that has characterized this L.A. winter is forecast to continue next week, with temperatures in the 70s and 80s for the next few days. … -average temperatures for Southern California. “We’re about halfway through the rain season, so we’ve only got February and March, and they better be a miracle,” said climatologist […]

Frigid cold is why we need dependable energy

Frigid cold is why we need dependable energy

  By Tom Harris Recent record-setting low temperatures have underscored the creature comfort and often life-saving importance of abundant, reliable, affordable energy. They also reminded us how appropriate it was that America’s 2017 National Security Strategy (NSS) emphasizes energy security – and was released on December 18, three days before this extra chilly winter officially […]

Canada’s bitter weather has even penguins coming out of the cold

Canada’s bitter weather has even penguins coming out of the cold

Just how cold is it in Canada? Ask the penguins at the Calgary zoo: Even they have had to take shelter. King penguins — one of five species at the zoo in western Alberta province — are certainly accustomed to chilly weather, more so than species like the Humboldt that prefer somewhat warmer climes, said […]

As bitter cold racks Northeast, California enjoys nation’s warmest weather

As bitter cold racks Northeast, California enjoys nation’s warmest weather

LOS ANGELES — Southern California reported the warmest temperatures in the nation on Wednesday and would probably do the same on Thursday and Friday, according to the National Weather Service. Thanks largely to a high pressure system compressing air over the Great Basin, Los Angeles County could see temperatures 10 to 20 degrees warmer than […]

Wednesday Fire Conditions Update

Wednesday Fire Conditions Update

Oxnard, California – As of this morning, the Thomas Fire has consumed more than 237,500 acres in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties and is 25 percent contained. “Red Flag” severe fire weather conditions are expected to continue through Thursday, Dec. 14 and are marked by low humidity, off shore winds and high temperatures. Weather conditions along with high […]

Commentary: Would you bet your paycheck on a weather forecast?

Commentary: Would you bet your paycheck on a weather forecast?

    By Dr. Tim Ball and Tom Harris Dr. Thomas Sowell, Senior Fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution, summarized the problem the world faces with climate change policy: “Would you bet your paycheck on the weather forecast for tomorrow? If not, then why should this country bet billions on global warming predictions that have even less foundation?” Sowell […]

US southwest sizzles as experts predict record Thanksgiving

US southwest sizzles as experts predict record Thanksgiving

The southwestern United States was gripped by a heat wave on Wednesday as experts warned of temperatures that would smash century-old records over the Thanksgiving weekend. … to rise to 91 degrees Fahrenheit (33C) in parts of southern California on Wednesday and Thursday, while Phoenix, Arizona, is predicted to swelter in 88F heat — about […]

Irma illusions – and realities

Irma illusions – and realities

. By Paul Driessen Hurricanes Harvey and Irma brought out the best in us. Millions of Americans are giving money, toil and sweat to help victims rebuild. Unfortunately, the storms also highlighted some people’s baser instincts. Some advanced ideological commitments to campaigns to “keep fossil fuels in the ground,” raise energy costs and reduce living standards. […]

The anatomy of a hurricane

The anatomy of a hurricane

Here’s how these huge storms form. Hurricane Irma near Cuba on September 8, 2017. NOAA/CIRA What makes a hurricane tick? Whether it’s a disheveled tropical depression or a picture-perfect category five swirling across the ocean like a buzzsaw, every tropical cyclone that forms on Earth has the same basic structure. These powerful storms are just […]

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