Thursday, October 27, 2016

"World to End Tomorrow, Women and Minorities Most Affected"

The title of this piece is from the old saw about the headline the New York Times would use to announce the end of the world. I was reminded of that when I saw the headline below(h/t Anthony Watts).
The story is so silly I am reluctant to link to it, but here it is. It begins that Bangladesh has had flooding and cyclones (aka, hurricanes) in recent years. That is as newsworthy as saying the United State has had tornadoes and flooding in recent years. Those storms have always been part of the climate of Bangladesh. As to blaming global warming for child marriage, that makes as much sense as blaming it for prostitution (oh, wait, California Rep. Barbara Lee did just that).

The horrors forecast by climate 'science' the last two decades have not come to pass. So, they are increasingly desperate to find something, anything to blame on global warming. Meanwhile, more people are worried about clowns than global warming.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Quick Look at the California Drought

California receives much of its moisture in the mountains which is stored in reservoirs, so the amount of rain and snow over the Sierra is crucial to the state's welfare.

Here is the departure from normal (inches) for the region for the last 30 days which is solidly above normal in the mountains. 

And, the forecast for the next seven days is more of the same.
 California has a long way to go to end the drought but these are nice first steps...err, inches.

Prices For World Series Tickets at Wrigley

We haven't done a sports posting in a while.

I thought it would be fun to check out the prices for World Series tickets at Wrigley. Turns out you can buy a small car for what they cost!!

Standing Room

If you want seats Behind Home Plate?
Those will set you back about $13,000, each!

And, finally, behind home plate and a little higher up will set you back a cool $15,000!
Have fun!

Monday, October 24, 2016

Needed Rains Continue in the West

The "water year" in California is from July 1 to June 30. Many parts of the state have, so far, above normal precipitation. More is forecast over the next seven days.

Yes, This is an Important Matter!

As many know, I am not a fan of Google. Having disclosed that bit of information, I believe it is worthwhile to bring the controversy over the (possibly illegal) firing of the Register of Copyrights in Washington, DC to your attention.

Sunday, October 23, 2016

An Incredible Area in Kansas is Finally Going to Open to the Public

I have seen a tiny part of this region. I have never been able to adequately describe it.
Photos by "Wichita Eagle"

You can get more information here.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Two Weeks of Heavy Rains in the West

Here are the forecast rainfalls for the next two weeks (courtesy: Dr. Ryan Maue). While much more is needed, this will help the drought in California.

It Has Nothing to Do With Science

The Wikileaks show what many of us suspected: a dirty campaign to undermine Dr. Roger Pielke, Jr.

Has the climate changed? Yes. Have human beings been responsible for a portion of the change? Yes. But, the catastrophic global warming movement is about money and politics, not science.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

No Blog Posting Today

Sorry I am late getting this up. I am on the road today and tomorrow so I may not have a new posting until Saturday.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

The Arrogance of Us Rich Americans

Captured just now on Twitter...
In the real world, the United Nations' survey of 10,000,000 people ranked climate change dead last. They want access to clean water, sufficient food and hope for their children.

Eyes Out For Otto

There is a low pressure area that is being watched by the National Hurricane Center that may form over the next few days. Keep an eye out in the Southeast.