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CNN is calling Hurricane Patricia “The Most Dangerous Hurricane in History.” Another news outlet showed a picture of the hurricane and pointed out “The Enormous Size of Hurricane Patricia.” Both of these are wrong. Size matters with hurricanes. A category 5 hurricane that is twice as large as another category 5 hurricane is “more dangerous”…

It is time to discuss, once again, the falsehood known as “Hurricane Landfall.” A hurricane is a whopping big thing. A hurricane can be bigger than some states. The physical region across which a hurricane is potentially deadly and damaging is very large, many tens of miles across, sometimes a couple of hundred miles across.…

When will the madness end? When the Republicans dry up and blow away, of course. In the Republican response to Obama’s State of the Union 2.0 address, by Bobby Jindal, governer of Louisiana, we heard this: “Instead of monitoring volcanoes, what Congress should be monitoring is the eruption of spending in Washington, D.C.,” The reason…