There Are No Qualified Atmospheric Scientists In Texas

Four years ago Andrew Dessler wrote that Texas would be hot and dry for the rest of the century, and that no qualified Texas scientists would disagree with him

Texas is vulnerable to warming climate
July 10, 2011

The weather of the 21st century will be very much like the hot and dry weather of 2011. Giving extra credibility to this forecast is the fact that the weather extremes that we are presently experiencing were predicted in the first edition in 1995.

There are few qualified atmospheric scientists who would argue with the assessment in the book. And there are none in Texas. Attempts over the last few years to stage a debate in Texas about the science of climate change have required flying a skeptic in from out of state.

Texas is vulnerable to warming climate – Houston Chronicle

Four years later, Texas is cool and wet

YearPNormSRCC (1)YearTDeptSRCC (2)

Texas is the wettest place in the country


Texas temperatures peaked in the 1920s and 1930s. The long term trend is down since 1895

ScreenHunter_9839 Jun. 28 10.07

The logical conclusion is that Texas climate academics like Dessler and Hayhoe have absolutely no idea what they are talking about.


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15 Responses to There Are No Qualified Atmospheric Scientists In Texas

  1. gonewiththewind says:

    Re: your 2015 drought chart. Two large red areas on the Oregon coast would make people think it is a desert. In fact they got a LOT of rain this spring typically 1-2 inches and more on rain days. I’m not sure why they are red but I’m gonna guess it is because a typical wet year brings 45 inches of rain so if you only get 30 inches than it must be a drought. But it isn’t what most people would think of as drought. Most of Oregon got a lot of spring rain and everything is green, even the Eastern high desert areas. Of course that will dry out as summer progresses. Oregon’s problem is the low snowpack which translates into low river flows until the rains start again in the fall. That will be a problem both for farmers and wildland fires.

  2. gator69 says:

    Notice Dessler does not use the word “climatologist”, because he is not one. As far as I can tell, Dessler received his PhD in chemistry, and has no formal training in climate, or geosciences. He is another in a long line of pretenders, and should be treated as such.

  3. omanuel says:

    Popes, Politicians, United Nations, Consensus Scientists and United National Academies of Sciences Are Completing A 500 year Battle with Reality

    If the conclusions of this paper [1] are correct, as strongly suggested by nine pages of precise experimental data and thousands of precise experimental data points they represent, . . .

    then the Pontifical Academy of Sciences is as guilty as other National Academies of Sciences (NAS) worldwide in deceiving themselves and the public about the source of energy that:

    1. Made our chemical elements
    2. Birthed the entire Solar System 5 Ga ago
    3. Sustained the origin and evolution of life on Earth after ~3.8 Ga ago, and
    4. Still sustains every atom and life and the climate of every planet in the Solar System today . . .

    the same FOUNTAIN OF ENERGY Copernicus identified in 1543 as the gravitational center of the Solar System.

    Sorry, but planet Earth is NOT the center of the universe, the center of the Solar System, and probably NOT the only life-sustaining planet orbiting a pulsar.


    1. Oliver K. Manuel, “Solar energy,” Advances in Astronomy, submitted 1 Sept 2014, privately published 17 Mar 2015):

  4. bit chilly says:

    the good thing is, so far every time they make a proclamation the exact opposite tends to happen. maybe th reason behind the uk met office warning of possible cooling 🙂

    • rah says:

      Yea, but the press reports is all uncritically and making sure not to provide background so that people know the “experts” their interviewing have a track record of failure.

    • Beale says:

      There’s a good reason why this is so. They start by assuming that whatever trend they detect (real or imagined) will continue indefinitely. This is the opposite of what happens in the real world, where things tend to revert to the mean.

  5. omanuel says:

    By a strange coincidence, Climategate exposed the reality frightened world and religious leaders hid from the public for 500 years:

    It has been said that “Coincidence is God’s way of remaining anonymous!”

  6. Andy DC says:

    Yes, but Dr. Hayhoe did say that droughtflood is entirely consistent with Mann-made global warming!

  7. Anthony S says:

    I had a nice walk today in the windblown drizzling rain around a reservoir in NW Connecticut which was full to the brim to see the water overflowing the spillway.

    Which the drought chart says is in moderate drought.

  8. Climatism says:

    Reblogged this on Climatism and commented:
    Another classic brilliant climate alarmist exposing post.
    How many more dud-predictions are needed before their funding gets cut?

  9. Hifast says:

    Reblogged this on Climate Collections and commented:
    Yes, I left Texas in 2008.

    • Gail Combs says:

      So Hifast, you were the last of the qualified atmospheric scientists to join the exodus out of Texas.

      • Hifast says:

        Gail, I am glad you appreciate my jest.
        Seriously, there are plenty of qualified atmoscientists remaining there, but I am certain they’re the silent majority struggling to survive in an arena in which gladiators are fed and praised selectively by their research funding masters.

        • Gail Combs says:

          It is a sad sad day for the USA and the world when control has been taken over by the hysterical immature morons and imbeciles. Now the reasonable adults are afraid to speak out because the morons will throw temper tantrums when they do not get there way. If reasonable adults do speak out they are labeled Deniers, Flat Earthers and worse and are subject to harassment by the IRS and loss of grant money and even their jobs.

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