Subtitle: Who you gonna call?
Poignant for Professor Joe, to have his Frankenstorm predictions realized so soon, and simultaneously to understand that such occurrence forebodes severe consequences for future generations.
“Visible satellite image of the October 26, 2010 superstorm taken at 5:32pm EDT. At the time, Bigfork, Minnesota was reporting the lowest pressure ever recorded in a U.S. non-coastal storm, 955 mb.”
Climate Progress has featured a number of Extreme Weather Posts:
- Preparing For Frankenstorms: “The most powerful low pressure system in 140 years of record keeping” slams the Southwest.
- In other UK news: “Rain like this happens once every 1,000 years”
- Global boiling: Freak storms on every continent
- Why the “never seen before” Fargo flooding is just what you’d expect from global warming, as Obama warns
- An amazing, though clearly little-known, scientific fact: We get more snow storms in warm years!
- UK Prime Minister on “weather extremes” and climate change
- Australian Scientists: Contrary to media reports, “our paper does not discount climate change as playing a role in this most recent drought, the ‘Big Dry’. In fact, there are indications that climate change has worsened this recent drought.”
- President Obama explains the science behind climate change and extreme weather
With the current CP post Professor Joe concludes with the really scary part: “We’ve only warmed about a degree Fahrenheit in the past half-century. We are on track to warm nearly 10 times that this century (see M.I.T. doubles its 2095 warming projection to 10°F — with 866 ppm and Arctic warming of 20°F ). In short, we ain’t seen nothing yet!”
The post and commentary to the post emphasize that this Frankenstorm is the result of global conditions. The post quotes statements by Jim Hansen, author of Storms of My Grandchildren, and Keven Trenberth, head of Climate Analysis Section at National Center for Atmospheric Research. As commentator facepalm summarizes, the rise in probability and strength [of extreme weather events] is attributable to climate change.
Other AG posts on Thus Concludes Our Regularly Scheduled Epoch
- Welcome to the Anthropocene
- More Heat Waves in Next 30 Years
- According to Mr. Burt it is hot in Sindh
- Tipping Points Are Non-Linear