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]

Are Typhoon Disasters Getting More Common?

November 14, 2013 by Roger Pielke, Jr.

Weather and Evidence

I have recently been engaged in a Twitter debate with Jeff Sachs, of Columbia Earth Institute, about extreme weather events, such as typhoon Haiyan. The lesson here is that if you are going to pick cherries, make sure that the fruit is not a lemon.[read more]