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  • Mega-Snow: Mother Nature Buries Another Failed Climate Prediction

    • Date: 11/09/17
    • Daily Mail
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    Australians are enjoying the best ski conditions for 20 years after record snowfalls buried resorts as spring began. More than 140cm fell on Thredbo in five days over the past week, a record for September, in what skiers have dubbed the Blizzard of Oz. Top international ski jumpers pose next to a Toyota RAV4 buried overnight […]

  • Nick Butler: The Energy Lessons Of Hurricane Harvey

    • Date: 11/09/17
    • Nick Butler, Financial Times
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    The most important lesson for the energy sector emerging from Hurricane Harvey is that the key issue of energy security is no longer physical shortages of fuel supplies but the quality of the infrastructure system that takes energy to the final consumer. Consider what happened in the days after the hurricane hit Texas (These facts […]

  • Trump Stacks U.S. Administration With Climate Skeptics

    • Date: 11/09/17
    • Devin Henry, The Hill
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    President Trump has stacked his administration with officials who doubt the scientific consensus behind man-made climate change, underscoring a growing divide within the Republican party. Even as leading scientists, environmentalists and most Democrats accept research that shows climate change accelerating — and as some see it contributing to the two mammoth hurricanes that have threatened the […]

  • How Did Irma Get So Strong? Hint: Not Global Warming

    • Date: 11/09/17
    • Michael Bastasch, Daily Caller
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    Hurricane Irma made landfall in Florida on Sunday morning after making its way across the Atlantic as one of the most powerful storms on record. Irma’s sheer size and power had many asking, “what allowed it to get so strong?” “The dynamical set up in the atmosphere was extremely favorable for Irma to develop into a […]

  • Matt Ridley: We Are More Than A Match For Hurricanes

    • Date: 11/09/17
    • Matt Ridley, The Times
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    Whether or not tropical storms are becoming fiercer, our growing wealth and ingenuity helps us to survive them As Hurricane Irma batters Florida, with Anguilla, Barbuda and Cuba clearing up and Houston drying out after Harvey, it is reasonable to ask whether such tropical cyclones are getting more frequent or fiercer. The answer to the […]

  • Hurricane Irma Comes 7th In List Of Landfalling U.S. Hurricanes

    • Date: 10/09/17
    • Watts Up With That
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    While this won’t be of much comfort for those that are squarely in it’s path right now, it is a small bit of good news. Dr. Philip Klotzbach has compiled rankings of both hurricane Irma and Harvey when they made landfall. Compared to the 1935 Labor Day storm, Irma is a distant 7th, tied with the 1928 […]

  • Florida Has A History Of Destructive, Deadly Hurricanes. Irma Could Rival Them

    • Date: 10/09/17
    • Miami Herald
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    The Florida Keys are no stranger to hurricanes, or to the death and destruction that have followed their worst storms. But Hurricane Irma, set to surge through the island chain overnight — potentially as a fierce Category 4 or 5 storm — may rival them yet. Source: Philip Klotzbach Irma, which saw its sustained winds […]

  • Hurricane Irma’s Numbers Simply Do Not Add Up

    • Date: 09/09/17
    • Christopher Booker, The Daily Telegraph
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    Terrible though the deaths and damage caused by Hurricane Irma may be, the way it has been reported makes one wonder whether, after more than 10 years that have seen Atlantic hurricane activity at its lowest level for decades, everyone has forgotten what these monster tropical storms are like. The media have gone way over the top, […]

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