Climate scientists have been predicting more intense seasonal temperature variations and storms for several years now and recent winter ice storms in the deep south of the US, as well … [Read full article]
Hawaii does not have to suffer the impact of hurricanes often — with only two making landfall in the past 30 years — however this may be set to change … [Read full article]
Japan has already had a horrible year when it comes to disasters. The tremendous Fukushima earthquakes, tsunami, and nuclear meltdowns were more than any country should have to deal with. Now, unfortunately, it is about to be slammed with a potentially deadly typhoon, Typhoon Roke.
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.
Dr. Jeff Masters, a world-leading meteorologist, just finished a compilation of what he considered 2010’s top 20 extreme weather events. All in all, he considers 2010 to be the most extreme year for weather since records began and, unfortunately, with a good understanding of climate change, he hints at what we could be in for if we don’t turn things around quickly.
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 … [Read full article]
It is a long standing belief that hurricanes and tropical ocean thunderstorms occur when sea surface temperatures rise above a certain level. However, what happens when the ocean temperature rises? … [Read full article]
The colour of the ocean might have a lot to do with the formation of hurricanes, according to a new research study.
For the first time in almost a decade NASA will study tropical cyclones in a massive field campaign. The Genesis and Rapid Intensification Processes mission, or GRIP, will combine data … [Read full article]
Nature has published a major analysis concluding that higher sea surface temperatures caused by global warming are creating stronger hurricanes. The net effect of global warming on the frequency of … [Read full article]
The dead zone that grows and shrinks in the Gulf of Mexico, at the outlet of the Mississippi River, has long been on my radar. Hurricanes too, have long been … [Read full article]
Before I write anything else, I want to unequivocally explain that I think natural disasters are terrible. They cause countless deaths and incredible human suffering. With that being understood, I … [Read full article]