Occasionally, we sometimes hear from people who believe that liberal media bias isn’t really that big of an issue because most people don’t really trust reporters to tell the truth. This is a false perception because the media do actually...Show More Summary
Stuart at Early Warning has a post pondering if increasing extreme weather events are causing more frequent power outages - Extreme Weather Possibly Increasing Power Outages?. I'm reading up on the economics of power outages at the moment, and I stumbled across the graph above in this National Wildlife Federation analysis. Show More Summary
May can be a month of extremes in weather and the formation of tornadoes is one example of those extremes.
By THEODORIC MEYER ProPublica As the United States grows warmer and extreme weather more common, the federal government’s flood insurance maps are becoming increasingly important. The maps, drawn by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, dictate the monthly premiums millions of American households pay for flood insurance. Show More Summary
Some people use extreme diets like fasting and juice cleanses. But these aren’t necessary for most people and may be dangerous without medical supervision. Here are five foods that support the body while cleansing.
"This is climate change. We were warned about extreme weather. Not just hot weather. But extreme weather. When I had my hearings, when I had the gavel years ago. -It’s been a while – the scientists all agreed that what we’d start to see was extreme weather. And people looked at one another and said [...]
An infographic from the International Displacement Monitoring Centre and Norwegian Refugee Council of populations displaced by climate change and extreme weather disasters. [The Guardian] More than 32 million people fled their homes last year because of disasters such as floods, storms and earthquakes – 98% of displacement related to climate change. Asia and west and [...]
The Critcal Decade: Extreme Weather April 2013 (Australian Climate Commission) Key Facts 1. Climate change is already increasing the intensity and frequency of many extreme weather events, adversely affecting australians. Extreme events occur naturally and weather records are broken from time to time. Show More Summary
It’s truly grotesque and offensive that people are already trying to score political points from the death and destruction caused by the tornados in Oklahoma. Ezra Levant talks about extreme weather and climate change with Tom Harris of the ICSC … Continue reading ?
Right now the death toll from the massive tornado that hit Moore, Oklahoma on May 20 seems—thankfully—to be less than first thought. City officials now say that 24 people have been confirmed dead, down from 51 people last night, due to double counting of some bodies in the confusion. Show More Summary
Anyone familiar with Android may well have come across LevelUp Studio. They are responsible for the excellent Twitter client Plume and the extremely popular Beautiful Widgets. Excellent apps for Android users, and now they have brought at least part of Beautiful Widgets to iOS with their new weather application; Bright Weather for iPhone. Show More Summary
If our planet's increasingly extreme weather isn't caused by man-made climate change, then it stands to reason that it's actually caused by man-made supervillains using government technology to take American Freedoms with superstorms like Monday's mile-wide monster tornados. Read more...
The big tornado outbreak, including a monster Oklahoma twister, have people asking again about a possible link to climate change. I’ll review the science in this post. “The news helicopter from kfor.com caught this image of the shocking near-total destruction of a huge area of Moore, Oklahoma, on May 20, 2013.” Via Masters. Tom Karl, the [...]
While extreme weather events seem to come and go more often than ever, our ability to forecast them does at least help us minimize risk to human life. But an impending weather satellite outage could make events like yesterday's devestating tornado even harder to predict—for up to three years. Read more...
Forecasters warn of more extreme weather as search efforts resume after a mile-wide tornado ravages parts of Oklahoma, killing 91.http://news.sky.com/story/1093499/oklahoma-tornado-up-to-91-people-killed6:05 a.m. A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for western Cleveland County in central Oklahoma, the National Weather Service reports. Show More Summary
Any particular storm is weather, not climate. That is, it is a discrete event, whereas climate is a decades-long pattern of such events. But the pattern is worrisome. A hotter atmosphere, which we are producing by dumping 5 billion metric tons of pollution from burning coal, gas and petroleum right into our earth’s atmosphere, produces [...]
No one should die from a heat wave. But every year, extreme temperatures kills an average of 675 people in the United States more than hurricanes, lightning, tornadoes, earthquakes, and floods combined. Extreme heat affects everyone, but children, the elderly, the poor or homeless, people who work or exercise outdoors, and those with chronic medical [...]
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A dangerous, half mile-wide tornado struck near Oklahoma City Sunday afternoon, part of an extreme weather system moving through the central U.S. and stretching from north Texas to Minnesota.
By Jeff Black and Hasani Gittens, NBC News People in two states were taking shelter amid wailing warning sirens Sunday as tornadoes were confirmed to have touched down in Kansas and Oklahoma as part of an extreme weather system plowing through the nation's midsection. The system …