The bad destruction of today's hurricanes does resemble those of much earlier years. It's also because half of the ten most powerful storms have occurred since 2000, not counting Mitch (which was in 1998).
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He said that climate alarmists are pushing for new energy policy that would us have using energy that is much more expensive than fossil fuels.
Irma is now the ninth named storm this busy hurricane season.
Analysis from the National Hurricane Center confirms this. "As we go forward in time, there's going to be a tendency for the hurricanes that do form to have heavier rain and, perhaps, stronger winds".
According to the "final draft" of the report, which was provided to the New York Times by authors anxious about Pruitt's political interference, it is "likely" that hurricanes' maximum wind speeds and rainfall rates will increase.
They are not invading our space so much as we've invaded theirs. The stand out among them was Hurricane Katrina, which devastated New Orleans and the surrounding Gulf Coast region. Although scientific evidence indicating such is now vague, he pointed out that the Atlantic tropical storm Arlene was spotted in April, alarmingly out of season.
Right now, mentioning the very words "climate change" could get you fired in Washington.
'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. The Federal Emergency Managment Agency has reported that 25-percent of all homes in the Florida Keys were destroyed and 65-percent sustained major damage when they took a direct hit from Hurricane Irma.
From Sept. 13 forward in 2005, the Atlantic saw 12 more named storms, including seven additional hurricanes, of which three were major.
The sub-headline of the Nation piece declared that Hurricane Harvey victims "have a murderer - and it's not the storm".
Heat waves often accompany drought which strips the land of foliage and crops and causes wildfires which afflict the countries of the northern Mediterranean coast and the western United States every summer.
It was already upgraded from tropical storm to Category 2 hurricane on Thursday, and wasn't expected to reach Category 3 until Friday. This is a stark reminder that nature does not abide deadlines.
The ability to predict the weather, especially the paths of hurricanes, has never been more critical.
But there are other statistics by which hurricanes can set records. Only Hurricane Allen in 1980 had faster winds. Look at the past few months: Not only were several big US cities slammed by monster hurricanes, but San Francisco set a heat record - 106 degrees on September 1, a day when the average high there is 70 degrees; the West was choked by record-breaking forest fires exacerbated by drought; and South Asia was slammed by extraordinarily harsh monsoons, killing 1,400 people.
This also is the first year where two hurricanes with wind velocities of 150 miles per hour or greater have coexisted in the Atlantic, according to Colorado State University research scientist Philip Klotzbach.
And while the hurricane will take at least a week to cross the Atlantic on its trek westwards, it will increase in speed and danger as it does so. Irma was first noticed on August 30, and struck the Keys nine days later.
RISING sea levels and fierce storms have failed to stop relentless population growth along US coasts in recent years, a new Associated Press analysis shows. Statistically, in years with many early named storms, there also are more named storms in the peak period.
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. Later models, which were more accurate, showed the storm passing coming up the west coast of Florida and passing through far west of this area as a much weaker system.