Hurricane Florence May the Force be with the U.S.

Hurricane Florence could be among the biggest storms to ever hit the U.S.

Sources

Reed Timmer https://twitter.com/ReedTimmerAccu

Jeff Piotrowski https://twitter.com/Jeff_Piotrowski

Frying Pan Ocean Cam https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=deG4NxkouGM

Dakota Smith https://twitter.com/weatherdak/status/1039995315510624256

ISS footage https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QvTmdIhYnes

Beach cam http://surfchex.com

Music by Epic Stock Media http://epicstockmedia.com

Additional sources, Lucasfilm, Paramount Pictures, NASA, NOAA, The White House, and Pixabay

Stormchaser Escapes Hurricane Florence Surge

Hurricane Florence outer bands have begun to pound the coast of North Carolina. Web cam, and stormchaser footage document the beginning of stormy and wet days ahead. Footage from September 13th, 2018.

Sources

Frying Pan Ocean Cam powered by EXPLORE.org https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=deG4NxkouGM
Reed Timmer https://twitter.com/ReedTimmerAccu
Jeff Piotrowski https://twitter.com/Jeff_Piotrowski

Music by Epic Stock Media http://epicstockmedia.com

Hurricane Florence Stalling connected to Jet Stream

Amy Goodman from Democracy Now interviews Mike Mann on Hurricane Florence, and the connection to climate change. How the weaker jet stream comes in. My colleagues have shown the weakening over the past decades here in Science https://twitter.com/rahmstorf/status/1039618555128557569

Watch the full interview https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9OuVTEfBatY

Hurricane Florence may Stress Test Brunswick Nuclear Power Plant

The Brunswick nuclear power plant is a couple of miles near Wilmington, at the Ocean. With model forecasting Hurricane Florence to potentially making landfall near the site.

Sources

“Are Coastal Nuclear Power Plants Ready for Sea-Level Rise?” https://www.hakaimagazine.com/features/are-coastal-nuclear-power-plants-ready-for-sea-level-rise/

Brunswick Nuclear Generating Station https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brunswick_Nuclear_Generating_Station

Expert on Strong Hurricanes and the Future (2018)

The Devastating 2017 Hurricane Season: Opportunities, Challenges, and Future Directions for the Weather Enterprise.

Kerry Emanuel: Connections to Climate and Future Research Opportunities (2018) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8lf8nb0wo28

MIT’s Kerry Emanuel on Climate and Stronger Hurricanes (2015) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QHS7bV9o5VA

Tropical cyclones and climate change https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tropical_cyclones_and_climate_change

Lightning: A New Essential Climate Variable https://eos.org/project-updates/lightning-a-new-essential-climate-variable

Climate Change is an Existential Threat to Civilisation

#EnvironmentNaturalResourceSecurity Climate One, Climate Change and the Threat to Civilization with Michael Mann (2018) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5WiiP2KTRXg Veerabhadran Ramanathan: Climate change morphing into an existential problem (2017) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MmmFwfF8Gig World Economic Forum: Humanity’s most existential risks are getting worse. Here’s a major reason why https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2018/01/humanity-s-most-existential-risks-are-getting-worse-heres-why UN Secretary-General António Guterres, Climate change: An ‘existential threat’ to humanity, UN chief…

The Incredible Track Record of Early Climate Models

Thirty years ago, NASA scientist James Hansen testified to Congress that the age of climate change had arrived. Sources Ashley Byrne interviews Jim Hansen for DW (published August 24, 2018) https://www.dw.com/en/worldlink-meet-mr-climate-change/av-45197919 Hansen et al 1981 https://pubs.giss.nasa.gov/abs/ha04600x.html Hansen et al 1988 https://pubs.giss.nasa.gov/abs/ha02700w.html From the Archives, 1988: Global Warming Has Begun, Expert Tells Senate https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/projects/cp/climate/2015-paris-climate-talks/from-the-archives-1988-global-warming-has-begun-expert-tells-senate STUDY FINDS…

John McCain: Climate Change Most Critical Issue of our Future (2003)

Senator John McCain introduces legislation to reduce greenhouse gas emissions (January 8, 2003, at Capitol Hill). Witnesses testified about proposals to limit greenhouse gas emissions, global climate change, and regulations that would create mandatory limits on all sectors of the economy. https://www.c-span.org/video/?174514-1/global-warming Mr. LIEBERMAN. Mr. President, I rise today to join my friend and colleague,…