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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 […]

Tropical storms multiply as Norma edges toward Los Cabos, Jose threatens U.S. East Coast

Tropical storms multiply as Norma edges toward Los Cabos, Jose threatens U.S. East Coast

Hurricane season roared on as Jose threatened heavy surf along the U.S. East Coast Saturday, Tropical Storm Norma neared Mexico’s resort-studded Baja California Peninsula, and Tropical Storm Maria formed in the Atlantic Ocean and was expected to strengthen into a hurricane, taking aim at some already-battered Caribbean islands. Meanwhile, Tropical Storm Lee formed in the […]

California seeks fourth federal disaster declaration

By James Poulos Still reeling from a wild weather season, California chalked up a fourth request for federal disaster aid, as Gov. Jerry Brown lodged the request en route to Washington earlier this month. “Putting the price tag of California’s brutal winter storms at $569 million, Gov. Jerry Brown asked President Trump […] for a fourth federal disaster […]

California moving toward more extreme weather, study concludes

California moving toward more extreme weather, study concludes

STANFORD, Calif. — Stanford University researchers who studied trends in the atmospheric circulation patterns that affect California’s rainfall have found that conditions linked to the hot, dry weather during the state’s latest drought have become more frequent in recent years. While this year’s El Nino-driven storms may have brought temporary relief to the state’s parched […]

Base policies on reality: Climate Frequently Changes and We Must Prepare to Adapt

Base policies on reality: Climate Frequently Changes and We Must Prepare to Adapt

By Paul Driessen Base policies on reality, not deceit: Dr. Bob Carter understood that climate frequently changes, and we must prepare to adapt Dangerous manmade global cooling, global warming, climate change and extreme weather claims continue to justify what has become a $1.5-trillion-per-year industry: tens of billions spent annually on one-sided research and hundreds of billions […]

From the People’s Cube: The difference between weather and climate

From the People’s Cube: The difference between weather and climate

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