'The Nation' Compares Climate Change Deniers to Murderers

'The Nation' Compares Climate Change Deniers to Murderers

He also has a rusting, lead-painted bridge he wants to sell you.

It's time to act because hurricanes Harvey and Irma took too many lives and caused hundreds of billions of dollars in damage.

As of September 11, Hurricane Jose is a Category 2 hurricane northeast of Turks and Caicos. He is claiming, essentially, that on our planet there have been no major hurricanes since 2005.

"When we issued our forecast in early June, our number was so high and we were nervous", Zeng said.

What's missing is a detailed track record of hurricanes past, the kind of decades-long log of measurements that climate scientists need to discern the fingerprint of human influence. We were outliers, basically.

"Today, there have already been six hurricanes". Just three, for example, have caused well over half of all storm-related deaths in the U.S. since 1900.

Meanwhile, Hurricane Harvey set a record for most rainfall in the continental US with 51.88 inches according to the National Weather Service.

Though Irma, which peaked as a Category 5 hurricane September 5 before being downgraded to a tropical storm Monday, inflicted its strongest damage to islands in the Caribbean and Florida, Feldman said that the strength of the hurricane was still shocking to behold. This only intensified over the weekend with the landfall of Hurricane Irma.

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Those four hurricanes were preceded by Hurricane Franklin, which made landfall on August 10 as a Category 1 hurricane in Veracruz, Mexico, and Hurricane Gert, a Category 2 hurricane that remained well off the East Coast of the USA from August 13-17. The same fake picture, which has been around for years, cropped up during Irma. While the event was rare, it isn't unprecedented.

Some researchers have claimed that there has been an uptick in Atlantic hurricane activity, but the uptick is nearly certainly an artifact of improved weather-monitoring capabilities, as Chris Landsea at the National Hurricane Center has documented. Efforts by America and Europe to shift to cleaner manufacturing plants and more regulation from the EPA and elections of pro-environment politicians across the Atlantic really paid off, as hurricane severity tapered off from the 1960s through the 1980s, with the occasional outlier like Hurricane Camille. The recovery from these catastrophic storms will take months, if not years. Still, according to one estimate, three out of four Floridians were without power at one point, and a great many will be for weeks to come. He pulled the USA out of the Paris Climate Accord earlier this year and has repeatedly said that environmental regulations are against the interests of the working people. Yes, hurricanes happen annually.

"These types of events are what scientists have recently called multiple tropical cyclone events, where there were several systems lined up across the Atlantic", Galarneau added. Higher sea surface temperatures are being increased by warming in the depths. Another factor is we have very weak vertical wind shear, which is the change in horizontal wind speed and direction with height.

Hurricanes are ranked on a sliding scale from 1 - the weakest - to 5.

On Aug. 30, Hurricane Irma developed off the west coast of Africa from a tropical wave. Coastal states face property loss due to stronger storms and rising seas, Midwest and Western states face crop and timber losses, while more frequent heat waves across the American south and southwest pose workforce and energy security challenges. Midterms may provide Dems control - and chance to impeach How Missouri previewed Democrats' Midwestern slump MORE and other Old Testament prophet-wannabes. Whether future hurricanes will remain over water or threaten the US coast again is an unknown variable. "There's a cyclical nature to a lot of these hurricanes".

'Irma is forecast to become a major hurricane by tonight and is expected to be an extremely unsafe hurricane for the next several days, ' warned National Weather Service forecaster Eric Blake. "We have done well in the past".

Pushed about whether the administration should also be looking at the cause of the storm, Duke responded "I - you know, the data, I don't know what it particularly indicates. We don't know how good our forecasting will be, because this is far from the end of the season".

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