• A $150 Billion Misfire: How Forecasters Got Irma Damage So Wrong

    • Date: 12/09/17
    • Bloomberg

    Estimates for the damage Hurricane Irma would inflict on Florida kept mounting as it made its devastating sweep across the Caribbean. It was poised to be the costliest U.S. storm on record. Then something called the Bermuda High intervened and tripped it up. “We got very lucky,” said Jeff Masters, co-founder of Weather Underground in […]

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

    • Date: 11/09/17
    • Daily Mail

    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 […]

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  • Trump Stacks U.S. Administration With Climate Skeptics

    • Date: 11/09/17
    • Devin Henry, The Hill

    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 […]

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

    • Date: 10/09/17
    • Miami Herald

    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 […]

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  • Cooling Atlantic To Cause Fewer Hurricanes In The Near-Future, Study Suggests

    • Date: 08/09/17
    • Environmental Research Web

    New research predicts that North Atlantic hurricane activity will reduce over the next decade and a half, due to the El Nino Southern Oscillation (ENSO) and changes in North Atlantic sea surface temperature. The open ocean is expected to experience the largest decrease, with approximately four fewer tropical cyclones per decade. Woosuk Choi from Seoul National […]

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  • Green Mega-Flop: Germany Isn’t Anywhere Close to Its 2020 Climate Target

    • Date: 08/09/17
    • The American Interest

    Germany has fashioned itself a new brand for the 21st century as the global green leader, but it’s nowhere close to meeting the ambitious greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction targets it set for itself. The German government has targeted a 40 percent reduction of GHG emissions by 2020, as compared to 1990 levels, but with less […]

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  • First Harvey, Then Irma and Jose. Why? It’s the Season

    • Date: 07/09/17
    • Henry Fountain, The New York Times

    First came Hurricane Harvey, which barreled into Texas on Aug. 25. Now Irma, one of the most powerful hurricanes on record, is battering the Caribbean and has Florida in its sights. Jose, currently a tropical storm, trails behind in the mid-Atlantic. And early Wednesday, a coalescing weather system in the southwestern Gulf of Mexico became tropical storm […]

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  • South Africa Set For Biggest Maize Crop Harvest On Record

    • Date: 06/09/17
    • The South Africa

     South Africa is set for its biggest maize crop harvest on record following improved weather conditions. At least 16.4 million tonnes of maize can be expected from the maize belt this season. The Crop Estimates Committee upped its forecast by 2.7 percent from July. Almost 60 percent of the yield will be white maize, which […]

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