Tag: natural disasters

Is the climate getting “worse”?

December 13, 2017 0 Comments
Is the climate getting “worse”?

Subjective experience is so…subjective. What is great for one person or group can be horrible for another. I asked a subjective question in a blog entry last year “What is a good climate?“. Related to this is the question “Is the climate getting worse”? This is very difficult to answer, because “worse” and “better” are […]

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Disasters, Disasters Everywhere

August 21, 2012 2 Comments
Disasters, Disasters Everywhere

In the weather blogging business, global disasters are a prime subject. It wasn’t always that way. Most weather “disasters” were local events, such as a tornado, hurricane, or flood. Disaster went big-time with the advent of anthropogenic global warming (AGW) theory. Now local weather disasters are typically heralded as a sign of a portending apocalyptic world-wide climate disaster. Using too […]

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Hot New Hybrid Hits the Market – Batteries Improve

January 17, 2012 0 Comments
Hot New Hybrid Hits the Market – Batteries Improve

Last week I mentioned how auto shows are a great place to see cool new futuristic vehicle designs and/or new technologies for autos, but not great for seeing much that is ready for the market. Electric vehicles and hybrids have been making a splash at shows in recent years but I still don’t notice too many in […]

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Is Extreme Weather Increasing?

January 10, 2012 0 Comments
Is Extreme Weather Increasing?

We have heard through the last few years about how the weather is supposedly getting more “wild” or extreme, primarily due to anthropogenic global warming (AGW) and there is some data that seems to back this up. Insured losses have been increasing in recent years and last year was the worst. 2011 was the costliest year […]

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Can the weather help predict earthquakes?

July 13, 2011 0 Comments
Can the weather help predict earthquakes?

Due to the earthquake and tsunami in Japan, devastating tornadoes in the U.S. and various other disasters, 2011 is already the costliest year for weather disasters in recorded history. Through the first 6 months of 2011 natural disasters have resulted in $265 billion in losses. The second place year was 2005 when losses were about […]

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