Anthony Watts

Anthony Watts is a senior fellow for environment and climate at The Heartland Institute. Watts has been in the weather business both in front of, and behind the camera as an on-air television meteorologist since 1978, and currently does daily radio forecasts. He has created weather graphics presentation systems for television, specialized weather instrumentation, as well as co-authored peer-reviewed papers on climate issues. He operates the most viewed website in the world on climate, the award-winning website wattsupwiththat.com.
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CNN Falsely Claims Airline Turbulence Will Increase due to Climate Change

These days, the media will try to link nearly anything to climate change. As an example CNN ran a story, titled “Why air turbulence could be about to get a whole lot worse” by...

No, USA Today, Heat Waves Are Not the “Top Weather-Related Killer”

A story in the September 12 edition of USA Today, titled “California becomes first US state to begin ranking extreme heat wave events,” erroneously claimed that excessive heat is the top weather-related killer in...

Media Can’t Agree on the Number of Climate Tipping Points, Much less When.

Following the publication of story in The Guardian by Damian Carrington last week, titled, “World on brink of five ‘disastrous’ climate tipping points, study finds,” numerous corporate media outlets picked up the theme and...

The New Haven Independent Promotes Climate Misinformation

A story in The New Haven Independent, titled “Maps Show Climate Change’s Neighborhood Impacts,” by reporter Laura Glesby cited a presentation by a climate advocacy group to claim that New Haven, Connecticut would suffer highly...

Despite Media Claims, Atlantic Hurricane Season Sets Records for Inactivity

We previously covered the lack of Atlantic hurricane activity last week at Climate Realism with ‘Hurricane Season Slowest Start in 30 Years’ – Media Spins ‘Damage Control’ Stories.' Now, with August ending, and with no...

No, Washington Post, Greenland Ice Melt Won’t Raise Sea Level 1 Foot

NOTE: this story has been updated with new ice mass information, see below - Anthony On Monday, August 29, 2022, The Washington Post (WaPo) made a claim that melting ice on the Greenland ice sheet...

‘Hurricane Season Slowest Start in 30 Years’ – Media Spins ‘Damage Control’ Stories

Back in May, many media outlets ran with this headline courtesy of a press release from NOAA: NOAA predicts above-normal 2022 Atlantic Hurricane Season Media outlets like Houston Public Media trumpeted it as if it was...

Kudos to the Wall Street Journal for Getting it Right on New Climate Bill

On August 8th , just a day after the passage of the so-called “Inflation Reduction Act,” containing  a suite of climate-related spending and tax credits, the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) editorial board published a scathing...

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The UN’s Climate Agenda Ends in a ‘COP-Out’ at COP26 in Glasgow

After two years of planning and 14 days of negotiations, the Glasgow climate pact was adopted on Saturday. The Conference Of Parties #26 (COP26)...

No, Google News, Warmer Growing Seasons Do Not Increase Frosts and Freezes

Climate activists have invented a new mind-spinning claim to frighten people about global warming. In an interview with the Herald Review in Michigan, appearing...

Media’s Recent Sea Level Rise Claims Fall Short – The Data Doesn’t Support It

Dozens of media outlets are parroting a news release from NASA, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and other federal agencies. Headlines such...

Inside Climate News Confuses Models with Reality

Inside Climate News recently published an article discussing a new model which warns of an impending global food production drop due to climate change....

Wrong, CNN, AP, NYT, etc., Climate Change Did Not Cause South Africa’s Tragic Floods

A Google news search for the term “climate change,” over the past few days turns up dozens of stories in corporate media outlets blaming...

Searching For Global Warming, Pittsburgh Freezes Under Record Cold

Global warming appears to be AWOL in Pennsylvania this spring, as the city of Pittsburgh experienced record cold this week. Temperatures yesterday morning fell...

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