Debunked Claim: Early Season Hurricanes Increasing Because of Climate Change

Guest Post by Bob Vislocky, Ph.D. Figures it wouldn’t take very long into the 2019 hurricane season for journalists to start screaming climate change. In this recent New Republic article by Eric Holthaus, the claim is made in the subtitle that “early season hurricanes is a sign of things to come for our warming world”.…

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House Democrats Spread ‘Lies’ About Climate Change And Hurricanes, Scientist Says

From The Daily Caller Michael Bastasch Energy Editor June 24, 2019 11:17 AM ET House Democrats published “inaccurate” climate change claims on a committee website, according to a scientist. Democrats based the “inaccurate” claim on information posted online by environmental activists. “This is not in accord with current science or consensus anywhere = fraud,” the…

2019 Atlantic hurricane forecast

From Judith Curry’s Climate Etc. Posted on June 4, 2019 by curryja by Judith Curry and Jim Johnstone CFAN predicts an active North Atlantic hurricane season season. The Atlantic hurricane has begun.  We are off to an early start with one wimpy subtropical storm that lasted less than a day, and a small system that…

NOAA predicts near-normal 2019 Atlantic hurricane season

El Nino and warmer-than-average Atlantic help shape this season’s intensity From NOAA press release: NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center is predicting that a near-normal Atlantic hurricane season is most likely this year. This outlook forecasts a 40% chance of a near-normal season, a 30% chance of an above-normal season and a 30% chance of a below-normal…

2019 Hurricane season forecast: below average

Dr. Philip Klotzbach of Colorado State University writes on Twitter: Seasonal #hurricane forecast from @ColoradoStateU predicts slightly below-average season: 13 named storms, 5 hurricanes & 2 major (Cat 3+, >=111 mph) hurricanes. Primary reason for slightly below-avg forecast is anticipated continuation of weak #ElNino. We anticipate that the 2019 Atlantic basin hurricane season will have…

New paper shows no climate trend in hurricane damage losses

Dr. Roger Pielke Junior writes: Our major update to the CONUS normalized hurricane loss dataset has now been published, after several years of effort and an intensive review process by Nature Sustainability. Weinkle et al. 2018.Normalized hurricane damage in the continental United States 1900–2017, Nature Sustainability. https://www.nature.com/articles/s41893-018-0165-2 Abstract. Direct economic losses result when a hurricane encounters…

Building For the Past, Remembering the Future

From cliscep Michael Tobis (aka Dr. Doom) is someone I have opposed frequently and vehemently across the climate blogosphere. Nonetheless, he has a post up now that is thought-worthy, if not noteworthy. Titled ‘The Seventieth Generation, he makes an impassioned plea for all of us to remember the effects of our actions and choices for…