Category Archives: Hurricane Irma

Extreme Category 5 Storms Are Really Category 6 and Dorian Gusts are Category 7

Storms of 185 mph winds have attained what should be labeled Category 6.  The gusts of 220 mph have attained what should be Category 7. Hurricane Wind Strength Increases as the Square of the Velocity We show the relative force … Continue reading

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Is the US Really the Strongest That It Has Ever Been?

Is the US Really the Strongest That It Has Ever Been? Well,Trump has pumped up the military budget for the last two budgets.  And the weapons systems have been progressed.  But the military is only one of many technological, environmental, … Continue reading

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Fifteen Republican States Will Suffer the Most Climate Change in This Century

Fifteen Republican States Will Suffer the Most Climate Change in This Century This has one exception, of the inclusion of the Democratic state of Hawaii. A study by the Brookings Institute Metropolitan Policy Program shows in the figure below that … Continue reading

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Slides from the NOAA/NASA Annual Global Analysis for 2018

Slides from the NOAA/NASA Annual Global Analysis for 2018 The NASA author is Gavin A. Schmidt, and the NOAA author is Derek Arendt. I have put photos of the graphs from the above analysis on a Flickr album NOAA/NASA Annual … Continue reading

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World, US, and California Flood Maps

World, US, and California Flood Maps We use the online Climate Central flood map data at ss2.climatecentral.org to generate flood maps for California, the US, and the World.  In general, we start with the 6 foot flood maps, and go … Continue reading

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Trump’s West Coast Trifecta of Doom

Trump’s West Coast Trifecta of Doom Three environmental topics that I wanted to write about are now, in time and space, all connected, and all point to one villain: Trump. The three topics start with Trump’s toadying denial of climate … Continue reading

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Warming of Land, the Northern Hemisphere, and the USA through 2017

We can now update warming through 2017. While the global warming numbers are important, we live on land.  We grow our crops on land.  The forests and plants that transform our generated CO2 back to Oxygen using photosynthesis are mainly … Continue reading

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Trump’s Debt Blowup and Economic Disruptiveness

Trump’s Debt Blowup and Economic Disruptiveness The piecemeal plans of the Congress (er Republicans) on the next budget will lead to HUGE (Trumpwise) increases in the National Debt. They will be justified (attempted) by the many-times-disproved trickle-down economics. They have … Continue reading

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Please Teach Trump What Bastille Day Celebrates

Please Teach Trump What Bastille Day Celebrates Trump, having witnessed the Bastille Day or French National Day Parade, has decided that he needs that pomp of having a July 4 Parade next year showing off our military hardware. France’s parade … Continue reading

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Hurricane Wind Force Increases as the Square of the Velocity

Hurricane Wind Strength Increases as the Square of the Velocity We show the relative force strengths associated with the velocities starting the various category storms, and with the very high velocity of Hurricane Irma. Force is generated by the change … Continue reading

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