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Leave a note for people affected by Harvey and Irma

17 September 2017

Cerveny is the rapporteur on climate extremes within the United Nations-affiliated World Meteorological Organization. Fortunately, Austin is far enough inland that it was only minimally influenced by the ravages of Hurricane Harvey.

Answer: While Irma was without question nasty, it wasn't globally record-setting. Hurricanes need at least 79 degrees F (26 C) as fuel, and water at least that warm ran more than 300 feet (100 meters) deep in the Gulf, according to University of Miami hurricane researcher Brian McNoldy.

At its height, Irma was a huge storm, a high-end Category 5 hurricane, with sustained winds of over 185 miles per hour. Irma also sustained those winds for a very long time, and we will be evaluating the data to see if it set a record for the Atlantic basin in terms of longest sustained winds. In my case, I have a niece who resides in Austin, Texas, so Harvey was of considerable concern for us; added to that was the fact that my nephew who lives in Sydney, Australia, was visiting her at the time the hurricane struck.

Two hurricanes made landfall in the U.S.in quick succession - an unprecedented happening.

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I suspect that our area had little advance warning that Hurricane Hazel was headed our way.

Q: The hurricanes seem bigger and stronger than previous years. Or are they simply a coincidence of nature happening once every few decades, similar to the triple of Hurricanes Beulah, Chloe and Doria back in 1967? As a "climate denier" he makes the claim that, yes, our climate is changing, but only as a result of natural and normal climate cycles, not because of human activity.

Moving forward, scientists and their funders would be smart to push more nuanced and conclusive studies on the impact of climate on tropical storms and hurricanes. The connection between climate change and Harvey's impact is irrefutable.

Pruitt is trying to bury the views of the scientific community on climate change generally. Warmer warms and more evaporation put more moisture into the atmosphere, so increased precipitation can occur.

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The driver is cooperating with the investigation. "We do not have any information that this was an intentional act", Lebar said. The driver then lost control "while going too fast", went up over the sidewalk and onto the grass where onlookers were sitting.

It's always been understood hurricanes form over tropical oceans where warm water and air interact to form the storms. Climate is "long-term", while meteorology is "short-term".

In the wake of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, climate activists have upped their attacks on those who do not accept man-made climate change.

Q: What types of weather are we experiencing a spike in?

There's a lot of debate among climate scientists over what role, if any, global warming may have played in causing Harvey to stall over Texas, which was a huge factor in the catastrophic flooding. "And if there's one thing we know that kills people in the world routinely, it's poverty".

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"It is insensitive on his part, because I wish that he would have been here when people ran from high rises, because of the storm surge", Regalado, a Republican, said on CNN. By changing the environment from the Florida marshlands (e.g., Everglades) to massive urban and suburban landscapes, humans have dramatically increased the damages associated with hurricanes. But Pruitt is sitting on the report because there is apparently never a time he wants people thinking about climate change.

Leave a note for people affected by Harvey and Irma