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.

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Sunday Fun: Pacing a Locomotive

This is a lot of fun when it can be done safely and it fascinates children. A great place to do it is along Kansas 177 between El Dorado Lake and Cassoday. It parallels the BNSF Railway.

Sunday Fun: Dropping Pumpkins From Airplanes

This is an "only in Wichita" (the aviation capital of the world) event. Click here to see it.

Saturday, October 15, 2016


So much for #ExxonKnew! Anthony Watts has details.

No, Global Warming Is Not Sinking the Marshall Islands

Now, it's peer-reviewed!!!

From yesterday's Wall Street Journal:

Once a year or so, journalists from major news outlets travel to the Marshall Islands, a remote chain of volcanic islands and coral atolls in the Pacific Ocean, to report in panicked tones that the island nation is vanishing because of climate change. Their dispatches are often filled with raw emotion and suggest that residents are fleeing atolls swiftly sinking into the sea...
Using historic aerial photographs and high-resolution satellite imagery, Auckland University scientists Murray Ford and Paul Kench recently analyzed shoreline changes on six atolls and two mid-ocean reef islands in the Marshall Islands. Their peer-reviewed study, published in the September 2015 issue of Anthropocene, revealed that since the middle of the 20th century the total land area of the islands has actually grown.
How is that possible? It seems self-evident that rising sea levels will reduce land area. However, there is a process of accretion, where coral broken up by the waves washes up on these low-lying islands as sand, counteracting the reduction in land mass. Research shows that this process is overpowering the erosion from sea-level rise, leading to net land-area gain.
The full article is here.
If you want to know what is going on with regard to global warming, ask a real atmospheric scientist who does not get grant money from either side. Don't worry, there are quite a few of us out there. 

Friday, October 14, 2016

Tornadoes in Oregon Today

Yes, tornadoes occur in all 50 states. This occurred this morning in Oregon. The NWS in Portland has had to issue 10 tornado warnings so far today. Previously to today, they had to issue 11 tornado warnings in the last 20 years!

Unfortunately, there has been damage (don't know about injuries). Via Twitter and Fox 12 Oregon come these photos (more on Twitter):


Of course, the reason it wasn't worse -- and, it was quite bad, just anyone who lives in the Carolinas -- is because of the work of meteorologists.