Droughts in Mexico

By | July 20, 2012

Climate alarmists warn of all sorts of weather disasters, including droughts, as the Earth recovers from the debilitating chill of the Little Ice Age and begins to experience the more benign temperatures of the Current Warm Period. Does history vindicate them? This question is explored via brief reviews of several papers investigating the occurrence of droughts in Mexico.

Hurricanes in the Indian Ocean

By | June 28, 2012

Climate alarmists typically claim that tropical cyclones tend to become both more frequent and more intense as planetary temperatures rise; and as a result, scientists continually strive to develop ever better temporal histories of these particular TC characteristics for various ocean basins around the world. We here summarize what they have learned with respect to such storms in… Read More »

Extreme Temperatures in North America

By | June 21, 2012

One of the projected negative consequences of global warming is a concomitant increase in climatic variability, including more frequent hot weather events. It is a relatively easy matter to either substantiate or refute such claims by examining trends in extreme temperatures over the past century or so; because if global warming has truly been occurring at an unprecedented… Read More »

North American Flood Activity

By | June 13, 2012

In evaluating the climate-alarmist claim that anthropogenic-induced global warming will lead to intensified flooding around the globe, it is instructive to see how flood activity has responded to the global warming of the past century or so, much of which is claimed by climate alarmists to be due to anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions. In this summary, we thus… Read More »

Historical Storm Trends in Australia and New Zealand

By | June 5, 2012

Among the highly publicized changes in weather phenomena that are predicted to attend CO2-induced global warming are increases in the frequency and severity of various types of storms. Storms are a concern of the residents of any coastal city, as high winds, water surges and high-energy waves carry the potential for damage via flooding and erosion. It is… Read More »

Interactive Effects of C02 and Pathogens on Legumes

By | June 5, 2012

As the air’s CO2 content continues to rise, nearly all of Earth’s plants should continue to exhibit increasing rates of photosynthesis and, as a result, increased biomass production. But what about plants that are suffering from various pathogenic diseases? Will they be able to reap the benefits of the many positive effects of atmospheric CO2 enrichment?

Climate Regulation and Dimethylsulfide (DMS)

By | June 1, 2012

Dimethylsulfide or DMS is an organosulfur compound with the formula (CH3)2S. It is the most abundant biologically-produced sulfur compound to be found in the atmosphere, being emitted to the air primarily by marine phytoplankton. Perhaps its greatest claim to fame is that several years ago Charlson et al. (1987) discussed the plausibility of a multi-stage negative feedback process,… Read More »

Historical Storm Trends in France

By | June 1, 2012

With respect to extreme weather events, Dezileau et al. (2011)[1] write that the major question of the day is: “are they linked to global warming or are they part of natural climate variability?” And in regard to the significance of this question, they say “it is essential to place such events in a broader context of time, and… Read More »

Historical Storm Trends in the United Kingdom

By | May 18, 2012

Among the highly publicized changes in weather phenomena that are predicted to attend the ongoing rise in the air’s CO2 content are increases in the frequency and severity of all types of storms. As a result, and in an effort to determine if these predictions have any validity, many researchers have examined historical and proxy records in an… Read More »