Nuking Hurricanes

Reposted From Dr. Roy Spencers Blog August 26th, 2019 by Roy W. Spencer, Ph. D. There is a story going around that President Trump once suggested using nuclear weapons to weaken hurricanes before they hit land. While he has denied it, the idea has actually been batted around for years. A less radioactive idea, called…

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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…

Oil Production at 100 million bbl/d: “Twin peaks straining the system to the limit”? Or just another day at the office in a highly resilient industry?

Guest commentary by David Middleton From the International Energy Agency’s Oil Market Report (OMR): Home » Newsroom » News » 2018 » October OMR: Twin Peaks 12 October 2018 Both global oil demand and supply are now close to new, historically significant peaks at 100 mb/d, and neither show signs of ceasing to grow any…

Study: a ‘statistically significant downward trend since 1950 exists’ in hurricane landfalls

This is going to rattle some cages, while at the same time vindicating Dr. Roger Pielke Jr. A new study in Geophysical research Letters studies hurricane activity in the Atlantic concludes that a “statistically significant downward trend since 1950 exists”. An Energetic Perspective on United States Tropical Cyclone Landfall Droughts Authors Ryan E. Truchelut, Erica M. Staehling Abstract…

Aug. 2, 2017 Space Station Flyover of Super Typhoon Noru

Just a fantastic viewpoint~ctm From NASA NASA astronaut Randy Bresnik photographed Super Typhoon Noru in the Northwestern Pacific Ocean on August 1, 2017, as the International Space Station passed overhead. He shared images of the massive storm on social media, writing, “Super Typhoon #Noru, amazing the size of this weather phenomenon, you can almost sense…

Natural disasters less devastating in 2017: Munich Re

From the AFP July 18, 2017   Frankfurt am Main (AFP) – Natural catastrophes worldwide were less devastating in the first half of 2017 than the average over the past 10 years, reinsurer Munich Re said Tuesday, while highlighting the role of climate change in severe US storms. Some 3,200 people lost their lives to…