LIKE Groundhog Day, The Guardian has published another emotion-filled, sea-level rise propaganda piece confirming how bad we are burning fossil fuels, causing Mother Nature to likely punish us with floods.
“Only 7% of the heat being trapped by greenhouse gases is stored in the atmosphere,” Hal begins. “Do you know where the other 93% lives?”
A teenager, wrists lined in aquamarine beaded bracelets, rubs sleep from her eyes. Returns her head to its resting position in her palm. The man seated behind me roots around in his briefcase for a breakfast bar. No one raises a hand.
“In the ocean,” Hal continues. “That heat is expanding the ocean, which is contributing to sea level rise, and it is also, more importantly, creating the setting for something we really don’t want to have happen: rapid melt of ice.”
“Greenhouse gases, atmosphere, expanding oceans, sea level rise, rapid melt of ice” – Shock, horror!!
LET’S break down the hysteria one more time for The Guardian
global warming climate change hysterics…
SEA LEVEL RISE
GLOBALLY, seas have risen 400 feet, 120 metres or 120,000mm over the past ~20,000 years, since the end of the last Ice Age.
Over the past 200 years seas have been rising at a relatively steady rate.
According to NOAA the current rate of global sea-level rise is 2.8 ± 0.4 mm/year:
Climate change and sea level rise over the past 20,000 years…
SEA-LEVEL RISE ACCELERATION?
SEAS have not stopped rising since the end of the last great Ice Age ~20,000 years ago. However, what is pertinent to the sea-level rise debate is whether SLR is accelerating due to human CO2 emissions. Read the rest of this entry »
THE top 21 most powerful U.S. landfall hurricanes of all time (ex Irma#7 Harvey#18) all struck before Armageddon Al’s first science fiction movie was released!
THE one which featured a hurricane as the selling point.
THAT’s one helluva’ “Inconvenient Truth” 🌪
Thoughts and prayers to all in Irma’s path and to those still recovering from Harvey.
While this won’t be of much comfort for those that are squarely in it’s path right now, it is a small bit of good news. Dr. Philip Klotzbach has compiled rankings of both hurricane Irma and Harvey when they made landfall. Compared to the 1935 Labor Day storm, Irma is a distant 7th, tied with the 1928 Lake Okeechobee storm.
With Irma ranked 7th, and Harvey ranked 18th, it’s going to be tough for climate alarmists to try connecting these two storms to being driven by CO2/global warming. But they’ll do it anyway.
The Maho Beach Cam recorded these two horrendous clips before it was destroyed by “The Beast” Irma, packing wind speeds of 185 MPH (297 KMH)…
CAT 5 Hurricane Irma Latest News – Wed September 6, 22:36 (Singapore Time)
Models have revealed Hurricane Irma is the “strongest Atlantic hurricane ever” as it has already hit much of the Caribbean, with St Kitts and Antigua next.
The National Hurricane Center said Irma was maintaining its Category 5 strength with sustained winds near 185 MPH.
Hurricane warnings remain in place across the Caribbean and many people in the immediate path of Irma have been left without power.
Hurricane Irma’s strength has triggered seismometers, which are designed to measure earthquakes as the Category 5 storm creates life-threatening storm surges along its path.
Officials in Florida have begun ordering evacuations after US forecast models predicted southern tip of Florida being caught up in Irma’s path.
The NOAA’s National Hurricane Center, based in Miami, has told Americans in hurricane-prone areas to brace themselves for Hurricane Irma to reach land.
The latest update from the NHC said: “The chance of direct impacts from Irma later this week and this weekend is increasing in the Florida Keys and portions of the Florida Peninsula.
“However, it is too soon to specify the timing and magnitude of the impacts. Elsewhere, it is too early to determine what direct impacts Irma might have on the continental United States.”
The Weather Channel HD Live Stream – Tracking Hurricane Irma
Live: HURRICANE IRMA Tracking, CAT 5 185 MPH to SLAM FLORIDA – Orlando Hurricane
EPIC videos of Irma eyewall via WUWT…
This was taken earlier today by the new GOES-16 weather satellite, which has been producing some fantastic hi-res imagery of Hurricane Irma, This video, from NASA’s Short-term Prediction Research and Transition Center (SPoRT) in Huntsville, AL, tops anything I’ve ever seen.
Here is the same sequence, zoomed out a bit further:
UPDATE 7 September :
Hurricane Irma Aftermath (Anguilla/St.Maarten/St.Martin)…
UDATE 7 September 20:50 (Singapore Time) :
“And we can see that Irma is not in the same league as the others.”
MORE sane and measured ‘scientific’ analysis from Paul Homewood. Refreshing, amongst the diatribe of alarmist speculation and theorising from the usual climate ambulance chasing suspects…
UPDATE 7 September 23:00
From reliable news sources, up to 95% of Barbuda was flattened by Irma…
Via The Telegraph:
‘Literally rubble’: Barbuda, the unknown Caribbean island that Diana loved, devastated by Irma
Bermuda and Barbados, sure. But Barbuda? You may never have heard of it.
We’d forgive you for having little knowledge of this Caribbean island, which, sadly, seems to have made its first appearance in global consciousness as the victim of Hurricane Irma.
“Barbuda now is literally rubble,” said prime minister Gaston Browne. “It is heart-wrenching, absolutely devastating.” He said some 95 per cent of the island’s buildings had been damaged.
UPDATE 8 September 00:40 (Singapore Time) :
Richard Branson’s son has posted to say that people staying on Necker Island are safe, but the buildings on the island have been destroyed.
Sam Branson posted on instagram from the luxury retreat in the British Virgin Islands as he warned others in the path of the storm to find safe shelter
UPDATE 8 September 02:25 (Singapore Time) (7/9 14:25 ET USA) :
UPDATE 8 September 08:50 (Singapore Time) :
TWO’S A PARTY, THREE’S A CROWD!
Incredible sat pic of the three hurricanes spinning simultaneously in the Atlantic basin…
via WUWT :
It is not often that you get to see two Atlantic and one Gulf of Mexico hurricanes all at once on a single satellite image, but we live in “interesting times” and the remarkable imagery from the new GOES-16 spacecraft continues to impress the world.
Hurricane expert Dr. Philip Klotzbach says:
Currently have 3 hurricanes w/ 2 major hurricanes in Atlantic – 4th time on record we’ve had 3 hurricanes w/ 2 majors at same time. Other three years w/ 3 hurricanes & 2 major hurricanes in Atlantic were 1893, 1961 and 2010.
Here, I’ve taken several snips and made a hi-res composite image to show a half-disk view of the Western Hemisphere as seen by visible light by GOES-16. Dr. Roy Spencer commented on Facebook today that
On that I agree, it’s also Nature’s deadliness on display. Like the famous “blue marble” image from 1968, this image too is a bit humbling, and a reminder that no matter how much we want to believe we can control weather/climate through our actions and lifestyle, Nature, when it so chooses, can squish us like a bug.
AFTERMATH Footage (Lesser Antilles) :
Anguilla copping a pounding from Irma. This is what a CAT 5 eyewall looks and feels like…
UPDATE 8 September 13:25 (Singapore Time) (8/9 00:25 ET USA) :
Via WUWT :
From the National Hurricane Center at 11PM EDT tonight:
Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 75 miles (120 km) from the center, and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 185 miles (295 km).
Florida is 500 miles long and 160 miles wide at its most distant points.
That includes the Keys and the panhandle. Using Google Earth, I measured the length of the Florida peninsula (minus the Keys) and came up with ~391 miles.
Measuring the size of Irma, based on the densest cloud bands, it shows ~528 miles in diameter from outer dense cloud bands through the eye. I also did a measurement across the panhandle from Tampa to Cape Canaveral and came up with ~139 miles.
hurricanetropical storm force winds extending “outward up to 185 miles” according to NHC, that means that if the storms holds in strength, the entire width of the Florida panhandle may get tropical storm force winds (39–73 mph, 63–118 km/h). That’s sobering, especially in light of this track projection:
Irma is certainly bigger than hurricane Andrew, seen here in 1992:
More updates soon…
A brilliant picture presentation by WUWT guest blogger Kip Hansen expertly debunks Miami’s supposed global-warming-induced, sea-level rise/flooding hysteria!
“Miami Beach is at such grave risk of sea water flooding today that it should preemptively be declared a disaster zone – not because of global-warming-driven sea level rise but due to a seeming total lack of sensible civil engineering standards and sensible building codes.”
Guest Essay by Kip Hansen
Miami Beach has a vice – a bad one – a dangerous one.
Miami’s vice is water, as in waterfront. Everybody seems to want a house on the waterfront, a house on a canal, with a boat tied to the dock.
So what’s not to like about that? After all, my wife and I live on our boat.
The New York Times (and the LA Times) has been running story after story about Miami flooding, Miami King Tides, Miami sea level rise threating billions of dollars of infrastructure.
These news pieces offer images such as:
This first image is hurricane storm surge impacting…
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L.A. Times climate science denial article instead shows the Times clearly denying well established climate sciencePosted: September 20, 2016
Shock news : Global Warming hysterical mainstream media, spewing anti-science alarmist agitprop.
The L. A. Times published an article claiming that “Trump’s climate science denial clashes with the reality of rising seas in Florida”
The article fails to address easily available and comprehensive NOAA tide gauge data updated through the year 2015 (http://tidesandcurrents.noaa.gov/sltrends/sltrends_us.htm) showing that the Florida coastline is experiencing no acceleration in coastal sea level rise and that the rate of coastal sea level rise there remains constant and consistent over more than 100 years of long term period tide gauge data measurements.
This long term steady rate of coastal sea level rise is documented at numerous locations around the state including Mayport, Fernandina Beach, Key West, St. Petersburg, Cedar Key, and Pensacola.
Climate alarmists have been falsely claiming for 3 decades now that coastal sea level rise is accelerating but NOAA tide gauge data demonstrates that this is not happening in Florida or anywhere else around…
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