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Good Morning Irene

It’s 4AM on Saturday and I’m up early. When you cant go back to sleep in the 21st century you turn the on computer, then the news.

According to NOAA, and verified visually on Google Earth, Hurricane Irene is centered at 33.7N and 77.5W which puts it in position to munch Beaufort, North Carolina just a degree or so north and west at 4°43′15″N 76°39′9″W according to Wikipedia.

August 27th

Tropical Cyclone Carlos From Space

This beautiful yet still terrifying image of Tropical Cyclone Carlos, off the western coast of Australia, was taken by the The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite around 2:15 p.m. local time on February 24, 2011.

March 30th

Bingiza's Rainfall Moves Over Mozambique Channel

NASA’s AIRS instrument aboard the Aqua satellite captured more images of Cyclone Bingiza as it moved its way across Madagascar and into the Mozambique Channel. When NASA’s Aqua satellite flew over Madagascar this morning, Feb. 15 at 11:11 UTC (6:11 a.m. EST), the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) instrument read the temperatures of the cold thunderstorm […]

February 16th

La Nina to Blame for Extreme Weather Events

It won’t come as a big surprise, but La Niña – or “the girl” in Spanish – is to blame for recent extreme weather events that have taken place in Africa and Australia. Scientists at the International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI), part of Columbia University’s Earth Institute, expect “moderate-to-strong” La Niña conditions […]

February 8th

Climate Science News of the Last Week (or So)

Other than all the big news we wrote about last week (click on our Global Warming or Science categories above), here are a number of climate science stories I thought were worth sharing: Climate Science Human Impact of Climate Change While many might think that environmentalists only want to protect the environment for its own […]

February 6th

Cyclone Yasi in Australia.. Climate Change?

The recent cyclone that nailed Australia, Cyclone Yasi (one of the worst in the country’s history) cannot be conclusively tied to climate change. However, it cannot not be tied to it either. What? The point many climate change deniers will be more than eager to make when discussing this tremendous cyclone is that you cannot […]

February 2nd

Tropical Cyclone Yasi Bears Down on Queensland

After months of rain, flooding, lives lost and weeks now of starting to rebuild after the recent inundation, Queenslanders are facing the brunt of tropical cyclone Yasi, seen below in an image captured by NASA’s Aqua satellite as it makes landfall near Cairns. On Feb. 2 at 03:35 UTC/1:35 p.m. Australia local time, the Moderate […]

February 2nd

NASA Satellite Images of Monster US Snow Storm

NASA’S Aqua and Terra satellites have captured numerous images of the monster storm that is one of the largest winter storms since the 1950s to affect the United States, affecting 30 states with snow, sleet and rain. A visible image captured by the GOES-13 satellite this morning, Feb. 1 at 1401 UTC (9:01 a.m. EST) […]

February 2nd