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Atlantic Hurricane Season 2017

We still hear the yammering that climate change has not affected storms. “They said there would be more storms. There’s no more storms,” they say. They are wrong in so many ways. For example, the total energy observed in tropical storms around the globe is up. There have been several big huge scary storms in…

I want to tell you about what may be the most important research result in the area of climate change in recent years. First, a little background. We know from paleoclimate studies that the Earth’s climate system changes from time to time enough to leave a mark. For example, it is widely thought that during…

The Key for the above graphic: Donald Trump’s FEMA is not ready for this storm. The entire federal government is understaffed, and there are funding problems, and this applies to FEMA as well. So, if you are anywhere in the area to be affected by this storm (the weather channel calls it Stella, I call…

Earliest Tornado in Minnesota

It is now verified that the earliest 2017 tornados — first tornados of the season — struck several communities in east-central Minnesota (a few miles north and south of me). So what you say? Especially because it was a mere F1 and didn’t hurt anyone! This is an important event because the earliest recorded tornado…

The year 2016 was messy and expensive and full of climate change enhanced weather disasters. There were, according to Jeff Masters and Bob Henson, over 30 billion dollar disasters last year. This is the fourth-largest number on record going back to 1990, said insurance broker Aon Benfield in their Annual Global Climate and Catastrophe Report…

There have been significant wildfires in Chile since November, and they continue. These are the worst fires Chile has seen in known history, and Chile has been keeping track of its history for quite a while. Are these fires climate change caused? Apparently so. Chile has had a rain deficit for well over a decade,…

Hurricane Otto

This is a bit late in the year for an Atlantic Hurricane. The season normally runs from June 1st through November 30th, but that includes a bit of buffer time. Otto is a tropical storm that will turn into a hurricane on Wednesday, probably, and make landfal near the border of Nicaragua and Costa Rica.…

Update, MID PM Thursday Nicole blew up to a category 4 storm by some reports, but I think was Category 3 at as it raked Bermuda. As far as I can tell, Bermuda suffered 115+ mph winds, The center of the storm was about 10 miles east of Bermuda (which is causing people to say,…

It turns out that there is an untold story behind the “discovery” of the famous Hockey Stick graph by Mike Mann and his colleagues. It is an excellent example of how science works, worthy of repeating, say, in a science classroom. Anthropogenic Climate Change is very serious business. And, therefore, there has been far too…

#Matthew, #Tweeted

A collection of tweets showing things #Matthew related Las inundaciones a causa de #Matthew…Video of flooding from 11th Ave S, Jacksonville Beach. Vía: @wjxt4 pic.twitter.com/J5AAzMPXiM — Webcams de México (@webcamsdemexico) October 7, 2016 Video of huge tree getting ripped out of the ground from #HurricaneMatthew in #Jacksonville FL.#Matthew #Hurricane pic.twitter.com/r6Wwd2aRS9 — DeeconX (@DeeconX) October 7,…