NOAA: Tropical Cyclone 'Maximum Intensity' Is Shifting Toward Poles

May 17, 2014 by Joseph Romm

NOAA and Cyclone Intensity Location

A NOAA-led study finds “the location where tropical cyclones reach maximum intensity has been shifting toward the poles” at roughly 35 miles per decade. This roughly one-half a degree of latitude shift per decade for tropical cyclones was seen in both the northern and southern hemispheres.[read more]

Vermont Gov. Shumlin Seeks To Close Nuclear Plant AND Reduce GHGs- Illogical!

August 30, 2011 by Rod Adams

   Yesterday, Vermont Governor Peter Shumulin appeared on Democracy Now to talk about the effect of Hurricane Irene on his Green Mountain State. Twice in the interview, he used the words irrational, but throughout the interview he and his interviewer were remarkably illogical.Though many parts of his state were being...[read more]

U.S. Reactors Ride Out The Storm

August 29, 2011 by Dan Yurman

Hurricane Irene Caused No Damage To Reactors In Its PathThe nuclear reactors in eleven eastern states were mostly unaffected by the passage of Hurricane Irene over the weekend of August 26-28, 2011.  Two reactors shut down safely and several others reduced power.  At Constellation’s Calvert Cliffs site in Maryland one...[read more]

Climate Change, Extreme Weather Linked At Last

July 1, 2011 by Jay Gulledge

The record-breaking flooding in North Dakota over the weekend and record-breaking drought that grips Texas and other southern-tier states are part of this trend. Many reports pin the current extremes on a strong La Niña pattern in the Pacific Ocean. Texas doesn’t always dry up during La Niña; yet, we know the risk of drought is higher during La Niña even if it doesn’t always pan out. In other words, we know that La Niña is a risk factor, just as a high-salt diet is a risk factor for heart disease.[read more]