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…

“Lions and Tigers and Bears!” Major League Sports Tackle Climate Change!

Guest “sports commentary” by David Middleton RISING RISKSClimate change is threatening sports stadiums and arenas, and teams like the Yankees and Dolphins are battling back PUBLISHED MON, JAN 27 2020…

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…

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…

Climate Expert Reminds People To Rely On Reputable Sources After Journo Blames Hurricanes On Global Warming

From The Daily Caller A climate scientist corrected a liberal reporter on Twitter Tuesday for suggesting a warming climate is causing hurricanes to worsen. The journalist was not happy. “So…

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…

Coping with threats from hurricanes, wildfires and rising sea levels

From Eurekalert Public Release: 3-Dec-2018 Several studies utilize risk assessment and risk mitigation practices to prepare for future severe weather events. Past practices are no longer adequate. Society for Risk…

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…

‘We Still Don’t Understand the Superstorms of the Anthropocene’… The stupid, it burns

Guest ridiculing by David Middleton From some SJW rag, via Real Clear Politics… ANTHROPOCENE We Still Don’t Understand the Superstorms of the Anthropocene By Caroline Haskins Oct 12 2018 As…

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…

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.…

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…

Wrecked in a Hurricane

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Bemused by claims about connections between solar radiation, shipwrecks, and hurricanes in the pre-publication press release of a paywalled study highlighted by Anthony here on…

WUWT gets results

Readers may recall yesterday that I posted this story : As hurricane season starts, the FSU hurricane season forecast is the odd man out citing “active”. This was from the…