The Intersection

A Category 4 in November

i-dd3ee999316883019aba8d1a5fbc24be-Paloma.jpgLike everybody else, I’m pretty surprised about Hurricane Paloma, which has just become the fifth major hurricane this year–a powerful Category 4 and tied for the second strongest storm ever to show up in the Atlantic in the month of November.

And Paloma sets an even bigger record, because this is the first year we’ve ever had an intense hurricane–Category 3 or greater–in July, in August, in September, in October, and in November. That’s right, you can see it all here. As usual, this is consistent with, but no proof of, the idea that global warming is lengthening the Atlantic hurricane season.


  1. #1 Steven Earl Salmony
    November 13, 2008

    Category 4 financial storm measured in billions of dollars.

    $6+ Billion in bonuses for Goldman Sachs.

    $6+ Billion in bonuses for Morgan Stanley.

    $66 billion in bonuses are being set aside for the ‘engineers’ who perpetrated ‘the storm’ in the financial system and the real global economy.

    These monstrously greedy people in dark, pin striped suits who have pillaged the capitalist system and ruined humanity’s political economy by turning it into a gambling casino and stealing its wealth for themselves and their minions are the same people who are now warning honorable people not to dismantle the global economy.

    What is wrong with this picture?

    Steven Earl Salmony
    AWAREness Campaign on The Human Population,
    established 2001

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