Post-Tropical storm Ophelia hits Ireland

As I mentioned a couple days ago, what used to be Hurricane Ophelia would likely hit Ireland as an post-tropical system. That happened today, with the storm at tropical storm strength. There’s the usual caterwauling among climate alarmists that this storm has set “unprecedented” records, mainly because it was the 10th named Atlantic Hurricane this…

Claim: warmer oceans will boost hurricane losses 70%

From the UNIVERSITY OF VERMONT and the “data to date says otherwise, so why trust a model” department (see after the article) Warming seas could lead to 70 percent increase in hurricane-related financial loss If oceans warm at a rate predicted by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the United Nation-sponsored group that assesses climate change…

Claim: general public can’t read hurricane forecast tracks

From the “another failure of public education” department and the UNIVERSITY OF UTAH: Interpreting hurricane forecast displays can be difficult for general public Utah study finds the two commonly used methods are often misunderstood by novice viewers The 2017 hurricane season has highlighted the critical need to communicate a storm’s impact path and intensity accurately, but…

Enough is Enough! Stop hyping Harvey and Irma!

  Dr. Neil Frank, former Director National Hurricane Center Over the past several weeks numerous articles suggest Harvey and Irma were the result of global warming. The concept is a warmer earth will generate stronger and wetter hurricanes. A number of people have said Irma was the most intense hurricane in the history of the…

Irma illusions – and realities

If human emissions made Irma worse, did they also bring the 12-year lull in Cat 4-5 hurricanes? Paul Driessen Hurricanes Harvey and Irma brought out the best in us. Millions of Americans are giving money, toil and sweat to help victims rebuild. Unfortunately, the storms also highlighted some people’s baser instincts. Some advanced ideological commitments…