Winter Superstorms in U.S. and Europe (2018)

A powerful Nor’Easter is forming off the East Coast of the U.S., while temperatures in Florida outpace those in Anchorage, Alaska. Meanwhile powerful storms swept through western Europe, France, the U.K., Ireland, Netherlands, and Germany. One difference are the rather mild temperatures in Europe compared to U.S. Arctic cold. The storm Eleanor sweeps France with…

Winter Superstorms and Global Warming

Cyclone’ to blast East Coast before polar vortex uncorks tremendous cold late this week Animation of low-level wind speed showing the development of the massive circulation Hansen: Ice melt, sea level rise and superstorms Midweek snow and arctic cold on the way All day Thursday meteorologists are going to be glued…

Trump: Record Cold Disproves Global Warming!

CO2 emissions from fossil fuel burning caused the Arctic to warm at least twice as fast as the rest of globe, resulting in the disappearance of Arctic sea ice – which in turn weakens the polar vortex, which in turn favors cold air intrusion into lower latitudes, and vise-versa. Trump’s tweet

Thomas Fire approaches Santa Barbara

The Thomas Fire ranks as the third-largest in California’s history with 267,500 acres burned, could become largest on record. Video footage by Mike Eliason NWS Los Angeles GOES 16 visible (red band) imagery shows smoke from the #ThomasFire flowing over the Channel islands Thomas Fire Likely to Become Largest in California History…

Expert asks, can we control the climate crisis in time?

Stefan Rahmstorf speaks at the 2017 Bonn climate conference, explaining the basics of global climate change, and outlines our current emissions pathway – asking if we can control the climate crisis. The talk is titled Climate Action and Human Wellbeing at a Crossroads: Historical Transformation or Backlash? Stefan Rahmstorf’s homepage