Thursday, September 7, 2017

Video: Hurricane Irma victims speak

The small Caribbean island of Barbuda is “practically uninhabitable” after it took a direct hit by Hurricane Irma very early Wednesday.    

Past historical weather data shows there’s been no increase in the frequency or power of tropical storms and hurricane due to carbon emissions or global warming.

- Prior to Harvey, the past 12 years set a record for the longest period without a major hurricane making landfall on the Atlantic and Gulf coasts.

- The 1935 Labor Day Hurricane was the most intense hurricane to make landfall in the United States on record so far, with maximum winds of 185 mph.

- Duration is a good measure of storm strength, with the 28-day record set by Hurricane Curiaco in 1899.

- Forward speed, or how fast a storm moves across sea and land, is another indicator, that record being set by the New England Hurricane of 1938.


  1. And it is probably going to get much worse. Thanks to Global Warming. Wait the president/GOP says there is no such thing. I am confused. Lets use numbers instead of numbnuts, To raise one gallon of water 2 degrees, it takes about 4.7 watts. And the ocean has seen about a 2 degree change going down to 200 feet. So you can figure the rest as to how much heat energy has been put into the ocean in recent times because of Global Warming. And I wish everyone affected by Irma the best in dealing with their unfortunate circumstance.

  2. Philip Caron9/14/17, 11:31 AM

    I've always been leery of claiming hurricanes as indicators of global warming. The theory makes sense, but individual storms occur and proceed too randomly for any sort of equivalence to be drawn. The trend would only solidify after a longer period of time, probably decades.

    Having said that, there indeed has been an increase in extreme weather events and data points in recent decades. The planet is warming.


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