Author Archives: Russ Steele

About Russ Steele

Freelance writer and climate change blogger. Russ spent twenty years in the Air Force as a navigator specializing in electronics warfare and digital systems. After his service he was employed for sixteen years as concept developer for TRW, an aerospace and automotive company, and then was CEO of a non-profit Internet provider for 18 months. Russ's articles have appeared in Comstock's Business, Capitol Journal, Trailer Life, Monitoring Times, and Idaho Magazine.

California Drought Report – Worst Drought Ever?

The California Department of Water Resources released a report on CA droughts on Monday. The Sac Bee has the story: The study largely dovetails with previous estimates that the latest drought, which was declared over last spring by Gov. Jerry … Continue reading

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6 to 8 feet of snow forecast for California mountains

Anthony Watts / 42 mins ago February 28, 2018 The latest weather model projections show significant amount of snow over the next 72 hours. This will certainly help California’s drought situation. However it’s going to completely cripple road travel over … Continue reading

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Much-needed Sierra Nevada snowfall on the way! But a Miracle March? Not so fast.

From the California Weather Blog The Sierra Nevada will be the biggest beneficiary–and may see 1-2+ feet of new snowfall from this storm (which means that the highest peaks could see as much as 3+ feet of pretty dry powder, … Continue reading

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Anthropogenic Warmers: Global Warming to Decrease Snow Fall

The claim: ♦ IPCC TAR (2001): “Milder winter temperatures will decrease heavy snowstorms” ♦ Kunkel et al., 2002: “Surface conditions favorable for heavy lake-effect snow decreased in frequency by 50% and 90% for the HadCM2 and CGCM1 [models], respectively, by … Continue reading

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Natural Gas Is GOOD!

This one is the for our local environmentalist, a remarkable personal story of how a Colorado environmentalist came to embrace the very thing she had been programmed to hate: oil and natural gas extraction. A heartwarming story of a … Continue reading

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Our Planet Has Enjoyed 10 Warm Periods During The Past 10,000 Years

There is absolutely nothing unusual about today’s so-called global warming or if you prefer climate change. Look at how many periods of warmth our planet has enjoyed during the past 10,000 years alone. Civilizations flourished during those warm periods and … Continue reading

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The Medieval Warming Period was Global, not Regional

Early in my blogging on global warming and then climate change the lefty anthropogenic warmers insisted that we have never experienced this range of temperature before. My position was that the Medieval Warming Period temperature was on par with or … Continue reading

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