Analysis: Hurricanes Have Not Gotten More Intense, Frequent Over Past 170 Years

Despite the 1°C global warming seen since the mid 18th century, hurricane intensity and frequency remained well with the range of natural variability and have not trended upwards. “If anything,…

An Unmanned Saildrone Takes Weather Observations in the Center of a Hurricane

On Thursday, September 30, an autonomous (unmanned) sailboat, called a Saildrone, made it into the center of Hurricane Sam, a category four tropical cyclone, measuring extraordinary winds and seas.  

BBC’s Fake Climate Check On Hurricanes

This Climate Check has little to do with facts, and is little more than propaganda.

Hurricane Ida and Global Warming: Unsupported Claims

But it is easy to demonstrate that real data shows that these claims are without basis, and that National Public Radio, the Seattle Times, and others are publishing stories that are contradictory…

Extreme Weather In 1971

I defy anybody to claim that this year’s weather has been any worse:

Old-school data suggests hurricanes in the Atlantic are not more frequent than in the past

Researchers affiliated with several institutions in the United States has determined that the increase in the number of hurricanes forming in the Atlantic over the past several years is not…

New Study Defies Alarmists, Finds “No Notable Changes” Between Present And Future Cyclone Energy

Good news: a warmer, likely tamer climate, is in the future recent science shows. A new study projects no future increase in tropical storm energy.

Was 2020 a Record-Breaking Hurricane Season? Yes, But. . .

So why would the record for named storms be broken in 2020, while the overall activity as measured by ACE is not even be close to setting a record? The…

New NASA Earth System Observatory to Help Address, Mitigate Climate Change

From NASA NASA’s new Earth System Observatory will guide efforts related to climate change, disaster mitigation, fighting forest fires, and improving real-time agricultural processes – including helping to better understand…

NOAA predicts another active Atlantic hurricane season

For 2021, a likely range of 13 to 20 named storms (winds of 39 mph or higher), of which 6 to 10 could become hurricanes (winds of 74 mph or…

Atlantic hurricane season starts June 1 – here’s what forecasters are watching right now

As summer in the Northern Hemisphere approaches, forecasters begin watching every bout of rainy weather between the Gulf of Mexico and Africa. Each counterclockwise swirl of wind or burst of…

Fake Hurricane News Exposed: Average Day Of First Hurricane Formation “Contrary To Media Reports”

Overall Maue called the “fixation on ‘named storms’ and lengthening the season” a “waste of time.” He notes that the data for the first hurricane is “highly variable data” and…

Increasing Hurricane Frequency Due To Better Observation, Not Climate Change–BBC

There is the usual nonsense about hurricanes getting stronger, for which there is absolutely no evidence. As we can see below, major hurricanes were just as frequent as now back…

Assessment of climate change risk to the insurance sector

Apart from the slow creep of sea level rise which in recent decades has been tracking the low end of the RCP4.5 scenario, there is little justification for expecting a…

Increasing Hurricane Intensity Study Fatally Flawed

The data shows that the global results are driven largely by a single basin, the North Atlantic. The proportion of major wind speeds increased by 72% in the North Atlantic,…

Record Atlantic Hurricane Season?

There has been much alarum about last year being a “record Atlantic hurricane season”. As I pointed out at the time, the claim was based on the number of named…

North Pacific “Hurricanes”

The north Pacific Ocean will never experience a hurricane: a tropical storm with a sustained wind speed of 74 mph or more. They aren’t called hurricanes not because north Pacific…

Global Hurricane Activity Below Average In 2020

As the year draws to a close, we can note that, despite a busy Atlantic hurricane season, global hurricane activity has actually been well below average:

How Busy Was the 2020 Hurricane Season?

But the raw data for hurricane history is contaminated by changes in observing tools, in our understanding, and in the philosophy of whether a storm should be named. What explains…

Roger Pielke Jr.’s 2020 Hurricane Season Recap

2020 Atlantic hurricane season ends today Here are updated CONUS normalized losses through 2020 2020 ranks 15th of 121 years Based on @JessicaWeinkle et al https://www.nature.com/articles/s41893-018-0165-2 And CONUS landfalling hurricanes…

2020 Hurricane Season Curtailed Over 40 Million bbl of GOM Oil Production

Guest “I hate hurricanes” by David Middleton 2008 was just about the worst year in recorded history. We had the financial collapse, the start of the “Great Recession,” the coronation…

Do they really care about science ?

This suggests that spatial heterogeneity in Atlantic hurricane activity since 1850 CE could have persisted throughout the last millennium.”

Hurricane Laura was the latest storm to strengthen fast, but is rapid intensification really becoming more common?

Chris Slocum, Colorado State University Hurricane Laura blew up quickly as it headed for the Louisiana coast, intensifying from a tropical storm to a major hurricane in less than 24…

Hurricane trend detection

Hurricane and major hurricane landfall counts exhibited no significant overall trend over 167 years of available data, nor did accumulated cyclone energy over the continental USA over 119 years of…