hurricanes

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Typhoon Rammasun

There is a major typhoon (hurricane) in the Western Pacific, Rammusan, which has already caused flooding and damage in the Phillipenes, where it killed 12 people, heading for southern China, and expected to affect northern Vietnam later on. From Accuweather: Warm ocean waters combined with light wind shear will allow the storm to remain well…

I’m sure the measurements are still being checked and adjusted but it is clear that Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda was one of the most powerful tropical cyclones (termed “Typhoon” in the western Pacific) ever recorded. There are several ways to measure how big and bad a tropical cyclone is including it’s overall size from end to end,…

Paul Douglas has also been following the Al Gore OMG Category Six!!1!!! discussion. Here’s what he has to say about the thing I just wrote about: I’m thinking we might need to add some degrees onto the thermometer next week!

These things are all connected. A couple of days ago a good ally in the climate change fight … the fight to make people realize that climate change is not some librul conspiracy to raise taxes on the rich … goofed. It was a minor goof, barely a goof at all. We do not yet…

The National Academies Press of the United States has recently released a report that will be of interest to those of you concerned with climate change (which better be every one of you dammit!). The report talks about increasing floods due to weather whiplash and sea level rise due to glacial melting (and subsidence), mainly…

Probably. The Tropical Meteorology Project at Colorado State University makes annual predictions of hurricane season activity, and they released one of these predictions today. This particular group has a good track record, although I would worry that they tenaciously hold to the idea that global warming is not a factor in hurricane development despite the…

New CDCOTW Video on Sandy and Superstorms

Climate Denial Crock of the Week gives us this new video. Details here. We are not yet where we need to be with this “when did you stop beating your wife” question sometimes in the form of: “Can you REALLY attribute ANY storm to Global Warming, really? No? Then is global warming really real? Really?”)…