Friday, October 28, 2016

Watts Up With That?

Hillary Clinton Is No Hurricane Expert—But I Am
Dr. Neil Frank: Guest Blogger
Guest essay by Dr. Neil Frank, former Director, National Hurrricane Center As former Director of the National Hurricane Center (1974–1987), I was appalled when, in a campaign rally at Miami-Dade College October 11, Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said, “Hurricane Matthew was likely more destructive because of climate change.” That is false. We were extremely…

Why Surface Wind Measurements in Hurricanes Don’t Match Satellite Estimates
Dr. Philip Klotzbach writes via email: Discussion of near impossibility of actually recording strongest winds in a hurricane Brian McNoldy and I wrote a blog for Capital Weather Gang yesterday where we called out Matt Drudge about his claims that the National Hurricane Center was over-estimating the winds in Hurricane Matthew. As you know, it…

“Atmospheric Radicalization”: The Latest Climate Catchphrase
Eric Worrall
Guest essay by Eric Worrall Big oil consultant and hardline green Dana Nuccittelli has revealed the latest climate catchphrase which will make us all care: “Atmospheric Radicalization” ‘The atmosphere is being radicalized’ by climate change To paraphrase Donald Trump, this is radical atmospheric change and Republicans won’t even mention the words. Climate change’s impacts on…
 
 Report – Global Warming Debate at Rice University: Soon vs. Sass
Guest Blogger
Guest essay by Charles Battig “Ronald Sass noted that ‘scientists should agree, not debate,’ a statement puzzling to me. He did agree that we do not yet have enough data. To which I comment: why promote uncertain science and political policy that might do more harm than adapting to real (versus computerized) futures?” Little did I realize that in moving…

THE BLOB Has Dissipated
Guest Post by Bob Tisdale
Animation 1 – Sea Surface Temperature Anomaly Maps from the CMC Environment Canada (September 17, 2016 and October 27, 2016) The Blob was the name given to the area of elevated sea surface temperature anomalies in the eastern extratropical North Pacific. It formed in 2013, coupling with a ridge of…

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