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If you like the work I am doing and want to see it continue, please show your support by donating at the PayPal button on the upper right corner of the blog.  I would prefer to not have to return to the engineering workplace, but it is starting to look like I may have to do that.

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Thanks, Tony

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Saving The Critical South Boulder Wetlands

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BOM Hiding The Heat In Australia

Experts predict 50C temperatures in Australia, due to increased levels of CO2 in the atmosphere.

Australia reached 51C in 1906.

Not surprisingly, BOM hides all of the hot weather before 1910.

Climate change and variability: Tracker: Australian timeseries graphs

 

One of the hottest days on record in Australia was January 7, 1906.

08 Jan 1906 – THE HEAT WAVE – Trove

08 Jan 1906 – EXTENSIVE HEAT WAVE. – Trove

This was near the end of 15 years of the Federation drought.

03 Mar 1906 – The Capricornian. SATURDAY, MARCH 2, 1906. – Trove

30 Nov 1899 – DROUGHT IN QUEENSLAND. – Trove

Drought of 1891 to 1903 reconstructed shows today’s conditions likely to have more devastating effects – ABC Rural – ABC News

There was also a tremendous drought in Europe at that time.

17 May 1893 – GREAT DROUGHT IN EUROPE. – Trove

And in the US.

Spokane Falls Daily Chronicle – Google News Archive Search

Minnesota also had some of their worst fires that decade.

08 May 1890, 6 – Minneapolis Messenger at Newspapers.com

The New York Times described the the January, 1896 heatwave in Australia as the hottest of hot waves on record.

TimesMachine: August 18, 1896

09 Jan 1896, Page 5 – The Sydney Morning Herald at Newspapers.com

 

23 Jan 1896 – THE HEAT WAVE. – Trove

24 Jan 1896, Page 5 – The Sydney Morning Herald at Newspapers.com

The year 1896 brought record heat all around the world, including Arizona’s longest spell over 120F.

India was 51C.

08 Jan 1896 – HOT WEATHER. – Trove

Europe

18 Jul 1896 – Great Heat in Europe. – Trove

17 Jul 1896 – HEAT-WAVE IN EUROPE.

New York

1896 Heatwave

28 May 1896, 4 – Ironton County Register at Newspapers.com

National Geographic reported that Alaska’s largest glacier retreated 40 miles by 1896.

The National Geographic Archive | April 1896 | page 1

The Bureau of Meteorology used to have this web page describing the world’s record heatwave in 1923, and 50C temperatures in 1960 and 1998.

30 Mar 2009 – BOM – Australian Climate Extremes – Trove

They have since hidden this page.

Bureau of Meteorology – The page you requested was not found on this server

BOM’s excuse for hiding huge temperature anomalies before 1910, is that they claim the thermometers back then read about one degree too high.

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New Video : Climate Science Breaking Bad

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Exxon Knew …

Exxon knew that billions of people depend on their product to survive. And they delivered it. The headline is misleading, because Exxon’s activities have nothing to do with climate change.

Exxon wins New York climate change fight – BBC News

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Breaking Bad In Climate Science

The American Meteorological Society has taken climate superstition to a new level. Far too much junk science to cover in just one blog post.  This post covers their first claim, that “climate change” caused the 2018 Four Corners drought.

New Research Examines Climate Change’s Role in 2018 Extreme Weather Events | YubaNet

I grew up in the Four Corners area, on the edge of the Jemez Mountains. Proxy studies done there show a long history of droughts and wet periods, going back 1,200 years. The AMS has determined however that the most recent drought was due to “climate change.”

Millennial precipitation reconstruction for the Jemez Mountains, New Mexico

I have been fighting this superstition for a decade.  Many of the current residents of New Mexico moved there during the 1980s and 1990s, which were some of the wettest decades on record – so they assumed that was the normal climate.

I wrote an editorial in the Santa Fe Newspaper in 2012 discussing this misconception.

Reader View: Drought is normal for New Mexico – The Santa Fe New Mexican

Some of the most popular tourist attractions around Santa Fe are the giant Aspen groves, which are the result of massive forest fires during the droughts of the 1890s.

Spokane Falls Daily Chronicle – Google News Archive Search

Minnesota also had some of their worst fires that decade.

08 May 1890, 6 – Minneapolis Messenger at Newspapers.com

This is what the burn area looks like now.

The September, 1925 issue of National Geographic had an article discussing Chaco Canyon, New Mexico, which was abandoned by the Anasazi after decades of drought in the 13th century.

 

The National Geographic Archive | September 1925 | page 1

Drought is the normal climate for the west.

Graphic: California’s droughts in the past 1,200 years – The Mercury News

The New York Times used to know this.

History Of Ancient Fires

Studying fire marks in giant sequoias, Thomas W. Swetnam and co-workers have discovered that major conflagrations sweeping across many mountain ranges in California and the Southwest were a long a common feature, occurring at least twice a decade and apparently linked to oceanic currents much farther south

In Unexpected Places, Clues to Ancient and Future Climate; Warming? Tree Rings Say Not Yet – The New York Times

Severe Ancient Droughts: A Warning to California – The New York Times

They also used to know about the Medieval Warm period and Little Ice Age.

In Unexpected Places, Clues to Ancient and Future Climate – Warming? Tree Rings Say Not Yet – NYTimes.com

One hundred fifty-five years ago, California had a massive flood after two decades of drought. 

California Megaflood: Lessons from a Forgotten Catastrophe – Scientific American

In 2016, Wired announced the California permanent drought.

Thanks El Niño, But California’s Drought Is Probably Forever | WIRED

A few months later California had their wettest winter on record.

NWS: Northern California now on pace for ‘wettest water year on record’ – SFGate

I was in Los Alamos, New Mexico during May, 2018 – when the drought ended.

Everything was very dry, but during my three days there there was heavy rain and the fairways got so soft that my ball almost sank completely below ground on my drive on the 18th hole.

I took these pictures later that summer in Colorado and New Mexico.

Phoenix had their wettest October on record.

By Christmas, Los Alamos was buried under record snow.

And by New Years, the snow covered the Sonoran Desert in Arizona.

In February, Arizona had their snowiest day on record.

State of Emergency in Flagstaff after snowiest day on record | 12news.com

And the ski area at Flagstaff had their longest ski season on record.

It’s gonna be May. – Arizona Snowbowl

My global warming superstition peaked in June 1994. I was living in Albuquerque when four days of record heat in the Southwest convinced me that we had ruined the climate. A year later I was living in Boulder during the coldest and snowiest spring on record, matched only by Spring 2019.

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Santa Claus – The First Climate Refugee

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Tough Times For Climate Alarmists

Arctic sea ice growth so far this month has been the fastest on record, and ice extent is nearly “normal.” It is going to be difficult blaming this year’s winter weather on missing Arctic ice.

Ocean and Ice Services | Danmarks Meteorologiske Institut

masie_4km_allyears_extent_sqkm.csv

Index of /DATASETS/NOAA/G02135/north/daily/images/2019/12_Dec/

The center of the Greenland ice sheet is -62 degrees this afternoon.

summit:status:webcam

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A Country Built By Floods

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Mass Climate Hypnosis

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New Video : Everything Looks Like A Nail ….

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Everything Looks Like A Nail

“To a man with a hammer, everything looks like a nail.”

– Mark Twain

Experts say that birds are shrinking and disappearing in North America, and that it is due to climate change – which is what they expected to find.

Why birds are shrinking in size | Salon.com

The article specifically blamed summer temperatures.

Shared morphological consequences of global warming in North American migratory birds – Weeks – – Ecology Letters – Wiley Online Library

The National Climate Assessment shows that summer temperatures have gotten much cooler in the US over the past century.

 

Temperature Changes in the United States – Climate Science Special Report

The US has been cooling for a century.

The frequency of warm and hot days has declined.

Summer starts later than it used to.

Summers end earlier than they used to.

Winters aren’t warming either.

Local Weather Forecast, News and Conditions | Weather Underground

Fall/winter snow extent is increasing, indicating that polar air masses are moving further south.

NorAm Fall

NorAm Winter

Migratory birds, by definition, live in a huge range of climates and temperatures. I took this picture of a Red Tailed Hawk in Boulder yesterday.

Here is one I took in Phoenix on New Years Day.

I took this Kestrel picture two days ago in Boulder.

Here is one I took in Phoenix in May during a week with 100 degree weather.

Northeast of Phoenix on New Years Day, 2019

Scottsdale on February 22, 2019.

West of Boulder on the first day of summer, 2019.

 

There are huge numbers of factors affecting birds, including habitat loss and pesticide usage. The authors assumed what they were seeing was due to climate change, without producing any evidence to support it. Here is another article discussing the same theories, which said that they don’t hold up to scrutiny.

Essay no. 4, American Kestrel — Montana Bird Advocacy

“The first principle is that you must not fool yourself and you are the easiest person to fool.”

– Richard P. Feynman

Superstitions about climate lead to bad policy, which produce actual reductions in bird populations.

Microsoft Word – Altamont fact sheet 3.doc

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