Tag: hurricanes

‘Climate crisis is here’ says Biden in week of storms, floods and wildfires

The president warned that ‘we need to act now’ as trail of destruction blighted west, south and north-east The widespread destruction caused by extreme weather coast to coast, with Hurricane Ida spreading devastation from Louisiana to New York while record wildfires scorch California, prompted Joe Biden to level with America this week, saying it was […]

Should the official Atlantic hurricane season be lengthened?

By Jim Kossin, Tim Hall, Mike Mann, and Stefan Rahmstorf The 2020 Atlantic hurricane season broke a number of records, with the formation of an unprecedented 30 “named storms” (storms that reach wind-speed intensity of at least 18 m/s and are then given an official name). The season also started earlier than normal. In fact, […]

2020 vision

A meeting of smoke and storms (NASA Earth Observatory) No-one needs another litany of all the terrible things that happened this year, but there are three areas relevant to climate science that are worth thinking about: What actually happened in climate/weather (and how they can be teased apart). There is a good summary on the […]

If facts don’t make you prepare for a hurricane, what does?

if facts dont make you prepare for a hurricane what does - If facts don’t make you prepare for a hurricane, what does?

North Carolina is a magnet for hurricanes. Hurricanes Matthew and Florence both paid a visit in recent years, inundating towns and causing billions in damage. So if anyone in the United States knew firsthand that climate change was here, it would be the residents of New Hanover County, home to Wilmington and one of most […]

‘It’s all gone’: shattered Bahamas counts cost of Hurricane Dorian’s destruction

Lashing rain, 185mph winds – the ferocious storm has left 43 dead and hundreds missing. Oliver Laughland reports from the rubble of Grand Bahama As Erica Roberts clung to a tall mango tree, the winds and sea water churned up by Hurricane Dorian pounding her face, a single thought ran through her head: “I will […]

The town fighting the climate crisis to stay afloat, one hurricane at at time

Fair Bluff has already been hit by two hurricanes – but if another arrives this year, it could become one of the US’s first climate crisis ghost towns The water slithered up while the people went to sleep. No text alerts. No sirens. Just the Lumber River, the color of black tea, carrying out its […]

Absence and Evidence

Guest commentary by Michael Tobis, a retired climate scientist. He is a software developer and science writer living in Ottawa, Ontario. A recent opinion piece by economist Ross McKitrick in the Financial Post, which attracted considerable attention in Canada, carried the provocative headline “This scientist proved climate change isn’t causing extreme weather – so politicians […]

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