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ROBERT HASTINGS COLUMN: Columnist wrong on climate change

17 September 2017

This year's activity is high - but not unusual. Pruitt has said that he is going to review the report, and it hasn't been seen since.

The sub-headline of the Nation piece declared that Hurricane Harvey victims "have a murderer - and it's not the storm". "It's a situation where these multiple cyclones had very high impacts, which brings a lot of attention to these types of events".

As storms pick up wind speeds, they increase from tropical depressions to hurricanes.

As of September 11, Hurricane Jose is a Category 2 hurricane northeast of Turks and Caicos. On the heels of Harvey flooding southeast Texas, climatologist Michael Mann told ThinkProgress that "c$3 limate change worsened the unprecedented disaster unfolding in Houston from Hurricane Harvey..."

"When we issued our forecast in early June, our number was so high and we were nervous", Zeng said. 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. The first of those six hurricanes was after the peak of the season began August 1.

'Irma is likely to become a major hurricane well before it reaches the Lesser Antilles [islands],' said AccuWeather Hurricane Expert Dan Kottlowski. The storm was caught between two high-pressure blocking systems shortly after it made landfall in Texas. Hurricane Katia, which formed in the Bay of Campeche, looped around and made landfall in southern Mexico on September 9. This only intensified over the weekend with the landfall of Hurricane Irma. A study published past year by Stanford University scientists found that the negative consequences of rising carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere - namely, rising temperatures thanks to the greenhouse effect - far outweigh any positives associated with plants having more "food".

A hurricane so uncommonly big it struck the lower western coast of Florida and flooded downtown Jacksonville hundreds of miles north on the eastern coast, and left two-thirds of a large state without power-case in point, they say.

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On Sunday night the CBS program "60 Minutes" aired a segment about a group of scientists in the Arctic struggling with melting ice that has caused them to relocate their base site. Efforts by America and Europe to shift to cleaner manufacturing plants and more regulation from the EPA and elections of pro-environment politicians across the Atlantic really paid off, as hurricane severity tapered off from the 1960s through the 1980s, with the occasional outlier like Hurricane Camille.

The first half of the 2017 season saw six named storms, half of what is normally seen during years when most named storms occur in the peak part of the season. Also, calculations done Monday by MIT meteorology professor Kerry Emanuel show that the drenching received by Rockport, Texas, used to be maybe a once-in-1,800-years event for that city, but with warmer air holding more water and changes in storm steering currents since 2010, it is now a once-every-300-years event. Irma howled at 180 mph for 37 hours, a record, and was the second Category 4 storm to hit the three weeks. Yes, hurricanes happen annually.

'All interests in the eastern Caribbean will need to monitor the progress of this evolving and likely risky tropical cyclone'.

Some people reacted with anger online: "the scientific community suggest that humans are contributing to the warming of the planet". That's been fairly weak, which is good for hurricanes. Irma was first noticed on August 30, and struck the Keys nine days later.

Even the USA military is pushing forward on plans to harden naval bases against sea-level rise and prepare Arctic outposts for melting permafrost.

The hurricane season runs from June 1 to November 30, so it is far from over. We will get action, but only if we demand it. Businesses, universities, the Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce, and many others need to speak up. Whether future hurricanes will remain over water or threaten the USA coast again is an unknown variable.

Frauds like Pruitt like to say that the climate has been changing since long before any human drove a auto, so how could humans be causing climate change?

ROBERT HASTINGS COLUMN: Columnist wrong on climate change