Potential abrupt cataclysmic change and the Atlantic

A slowdown or even collapse of the Gulf Stream System as a result of global warming has long been a concern of climate scientists and has fuelled the imagination of Hollywood. Recent studies provide evidence for a AMOC slowdown. Is the Gulf Stream slowing down because of Climate Change? https://climatestate.com/2018/04/12/is-the-gulf-stream-really-slowing-because-of-co2/ Related German article http://scilogs.spektrum.de/klimalounge/qa-zum-golfstromsystem-und-dem-cold-blob-im-atlantik/ The…

Aerial Footage: Haiti Town Destroyed By Hurricane Matthew

The pilot who took this video, which was provided by the non-profit organization Haitian Health Foundation, said Jeremie is “wiped out. Barely 1 percent of houses are standing. The people are alive … they survived. But soon, they may starve. They’re cut-off.” http://abcnews.go.com/International/aerial-video-captures-devastating-impact-hurricane-matthew-haiti/story?id=42606165

Hurricane Matthew Hispaniola U.S. Landfall Growing Threat

October 3, 2016: Colossal amounts of rain are soaking Haiti and the Dominican Republic as Category 4 Hurricane Matthew heads for an encounter with the western end of Hispaniola. http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/ As of the National Hurricane Center’s update at 8:00 pm EDT Monday, Matthew was located about 200 miles south of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, moving just east…

Jim Hansen: Hell Will Break Loose – Ice Melt, Sea Level Rise and Superstorms

The main point that I want to make concerns the threat of irreparable harm, which I feel we have not communicated well enough to people who most need to know, the public and policymakers. I’m not sure how we can do that better, but I comment on it at the end of this transcript. In…

NASA: 2016 Arctic Sea Ice Minimum Ties Second Lowest on Record

Arctic sea ice appeared to have reached its annual lowest extent on Sept. 10, NASA and the NASA-supported National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) at the University of Colorado at Boulder reported today. An analysis of satellite data showed that at 1.60 million square miles (4.14 million square kilometers), the 2016 Arctic sea ice…

Incredible footage of the strongest Typhoon Meranti in 2016

The Japan Meteorological Agency analyzed Meranti’s central pressure at 890 millibars. This puts Meranti in the elite pantheon of the deepest tropical cyclones ever recorded anywhere on Earth. Meranti will likely make landfall on the China coast. Meranti is a very large and extremely powerful typhoon. Its highest 1-minute sustained winds were 185 mph on…