Sorry alarmists: Hurricanes are developing more quickly today than 30 years ago due to the Atlantic ocean cycle

Pierre Gosselin writes: Here’s something you don’t witness very often…German national public radio telling listeners that natural factors are behind observed changes in something related to climate. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard the German media claim storms are linked to our disdainful energy gluttony. So it comes as quite a shock…

Topsy-turvy climate science: ‘Global Warming Hiatus’ blamed for more intense hurricanes

From the UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII AT MANOA and the “but. but, warming is the cause of more intense hurricanes” comes this interesting study. La Niña-like ocean cooling patterns intensify northwestern Pacific tropical cyclones Another piece in the climate puzzle The intensity and frequency of strong tropical cyclones, as well as cyclone landfalls, has increased in recent…

A new paper about hurricanes shatters the narrative

By Larry Kummer. From the Fabius Maximus website. Summary: A new paper provides new information about hurricanes, one of the top natural disaster threats. It shatters the media’s narrative and illustrates how science works in the real world. Real science in action! Science shapes our world, revealing secrets of nature that allow humanity to build…

Claim: Climate change made Harvey rainfall 15 percent more intense

From RICE UNIVERSITY World Weather Attribution study: Climate change made Harvey 3 times more likely A team of scientists from World Weather Attribution, including researchers from Rice University and other institutions in the United States and Europe, have found that human-caused climate change made the record rainfall that fell over Houston during Hurricane Harvey roughly three…

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…

Atlantic hurricane season ended today – the summary

Investments in forecasting and research yield more accurate predictions Today marks the official end of the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season, which matched NOAA’s seasonal predictions for being extremely active. The season produced 17 named storms of which 10 became hurricanes including six major hurricanes (Category 3, 4 or 5) – including the first two major…

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…

What you need to know and are not told about hurricanes

By Larry Kummer. From the Fabius Maximus website Summary: Millions of words were expended reporting about Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, but too little about the science connecting them to climate change. Here are the details, contrasted with the propaganda barrage of those seeking to exploit these disasters for political gain. Let’s listen to these scientists…

“Houston is open for business”

Guest post by David Middleton A week ago, this seemed unimaginable… Houston is open for business After much communication with those affected by Hurricane Harvey plus research, discussion, and intense deliberation about conditions in Houston, the Society of Exploration Geophysicists’ Board of Directors has decided to hold the SEG International Exposition and 87th Annual Meeting…

Hurricane expert: ‘#Irma should reach 200 mph winds’

Hurricane expert Dr. Ryan Maue says today: Eye continues to warm now +20°C … if convection flares or clouds cool (more pink) then Hurricane #Irma should reach 200 mph. 190 mph is the record in the Atlantic, for Hurricane Allen in 1980: Allen is the only hurricane in the recorded history of the Atlantic basin to achieve…

A Comment on Hurricane Harvey Responsibility

Guest essay by Rud Istvan This (possible) guest post is a result of watching the MSM commentary on Hurricane Harvey in SE Texas (Houston), and the buildup to possible Cat 4-5 Irma. (Note, which we are watching carefully, since live east of the Intercoastal directly on the Atlantic in Fort Lauderdale, with the ocean preternaturally…

It’s over – 4324 day major hurricane drought ends as Harvey makes landfall at Cat 4

(Edited/updated) From NHC: …EYE OF CATEGORY 4 HARVEY MAKES LANDFALL BETWEEN PORT ARANSAS AND PORT O’CONNOR TEXAS… …CATASTROPHIC FLOODING EXPECTED DUE TO HEAVY RAINFALL AND STORM SURGE.. DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK —————————— At 1000 PM CDT (0300 UTC), the center of Hurricane Harvey was located near latitude 28.0 North, longitude 97.0 West. Harvey has just…

Hurricane Harvey: likely to be the next “Katrina” and “Sandy” for climate alarmists

First, here’s what is going on: Hurricane Harvey Advisory Number 21 NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL092017 1000 AM CDT Fri Aug 25 2017 …OUTER RAINBAND FROM HARVEY SWIPING THE LOWER AND MIDDLE TEXAS COASTS… …CATASTROPHIC FLOODING EXPECTED ACROSS PORTIONS OF SOUTHERN AND SOUTHEASTERN TEXAS…   SUMMARY OF 1000 AM CDT…1500 UTC…INFORMATION ———————————————– LOCATION…26.7N…

NOAA: Above-normal Atlantic hurricane season is most likely this year

‘Weak or non-existent’ El Nino is a factor   Forecasters at NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center say the Atlantic could see another above-normal hurricane season this year. For the upcoming Atlantic hurricane season, which runs from June 1 through November 30, forecasters predict a 45 percent chance of an above-normal season, a 35 percent chance of…

Atlantic Hurricane season ends slightly above normal in count, but with major hurricane drought intact

NOAA: First above-normal Atlantic hurricane season since 2012 produced five landfalling U.S. storms As the Atlantic, eastern Pacific and central Pacific 2016 hurricane seasons end today, NOAA scientists said that all three regions saw above-normal seasons. For the Atlantic, this was the first above-normal season since 2012. The Atlantic saw 15 named storms during 2016,…

Super Typhoon Haima – headed for the Philipines

From the NASA/GODDARD SPACE FLIGHT CENTER NASA analyzes Typhoon Haima in visible and infrared light NASA satellite data provided a look at Super Typhoon Haima in visible and infrared light to show the extent and strength of the storm. The Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) instrument aboard the NASA-NOAA Suomi NPP satellite provided an…