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Old 09-11-2017, 11:14 PM
 
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This is an excellent article that lays out the factual case for how man-made global warming has made hurricanes stronger and more damaging. Not interested in starting a debate here (there's the Politics forum for that), only wishing to share a thought-provoking article. The 8 inches of sea level rise due to ice melt and thermal expansion played an immediate role in making the sea inundation in Florida worse.

https://blogs.scientificamerican.com...ne-connection/
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Old 09-11-2017, 11:40 PM
 
Location: Pacific 🌉 °N, 🌄°W
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I posted this link in another section of CD.

I recommend that all folks who are not well versed in science or climate change enroll in this free course offered by the University of Queensland, Australia. If you do enroll in this course you will be expected to actually learn and take exams to demonstrate your competency.

Making Sense of Climate Science Denial

edX is a great site for those who are looking to actually learn. edX
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Old 09-12-2017, 11:44 AM
 
Location: Chicago area
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We were looking at properties in Key West and Belize, but there was always this feeling that it might not be a good idea. I believed the scientists when they said that the hurricanes would get stronger and more devastating. Two cat 4's in 16 days? Yikes. Man made or not who wants to deal with that nightmare?
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Old 09-12-2017, 09:32 PM
 
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We were looking at properties in Key West and Belize, but there was always this feeling that it might not be a good idea. I believed the scientists when they said that the hurricanes would get stronger and more devastating. Two cat 4's in 16 days? Yikes. Man made or not who wants to deal with that nightmare?
There's a climate scientist who was quoted as saying that if you're worried about climate change in the decades ahead, the best places to be are cities north of 40 deg latitude. Away from and above the beach, of course.
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Old 09-13-2017, 03:17 PM
 
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blame it on the moon! the solar eclipse just happened right as the storms were forming
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Old 09-13-2017, 03:40 PM
 
Location: Pacific 🌉 °N, 🌄°W
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blame it on the moon! the solar eclipse just happened right as the storms were forming
False!

While a solar eclipse can be amazing to view, the phenomenon has little impact on Earth.

It may, however, have a small but noticeable effect on weather in the areas that experience a total eclipse.

Tropical systems thrive off the heat, and the warm ocean waters of the planet. A solar eclipse decreases the amount of solar radiation that reaches the earth...therefore the eclipse only decreased the energy of the tropical depressions.
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Old 09-14-2017, 11:06 PM
 
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As man-made global warming heats up the oceans, the warm waters make Cat 4 and Cat 5 hurricanes more likely.

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Old 09-16-2017, 11:27 AM
 
Location: Victoria, BC.
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blame it on the moon! the solar eclipse just happened right as the storms were forming
Two more storms on the way....The eclipse has nothing to do with hurricanes.

National Hurricane Center
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Old 09-21-2017, 08:13 PM
 
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This 2015 article in Nature Geoscience now seems prescient:

Economic losses from US hurricanes consistent with an influence from climate change

That article is behind a paywall; USA Today covered it here: https://www.usatoday.com/story/weath...osts/74222944/

Bottom line: Increasing hurricane damage costs cannot be explained simply by more people living on the coast. Billions of dollars of damage is due solely do to increasing storm severity caused by AGW.
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Old 09-26-2017, 04:57 PM
 
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September 2017 set a record for total accumulated energy for Atlantic hurricanes:

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