Joe Bastardi has realised for some the debate is settled and it doesn’t matter what you say or what has happened before, the agenda is all that matters. I look forward to his new posts putting perspective on the unprecedented meme.
Not because my ideas have changed, but because you can only say the same thing and show the same charts so many times.
From now on, I will focus on how the weather events you see, when they are brought up as “the worst ever,” have happened before. I am particularly nervous about this hurricane season, as sea surface temperatures on the East Coast are very close to the period 1954-1960. [see screnshot above from WeatherBell Saturday Summary], when eight major hurricanes ran the coast over seven years! Given the media today, if a repeat of some of the blasts from the past occur, we will need someone who knows where to go to find examples, and that will be by my niche.
But being obsessed with fighting an issue that to me has wasted far too much of our nation’s time and treasure is no longer something I need to do. It is now akin to the “Monty Python” scene with the Black Knight guarding the bridge. (One needs a sense of humor about all this.) How many times can you show and refute something before it’s simply getting in the way of what you are meant to be doing?
…people behind [climate change hysteria] have admitted is intended to destroy capitalism. Nothing summed it up better from the article than this:
So my role in all this is now simple. When called upon for previous events that match or exceed “worst ever” hysteria, I will set the record straight on here.
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Right on the earthquake zone
“It’s the sun stupid”
Subject To Change
Depth: 10 km
Distances: 194 km S of San Salvador, El Salvador / pop: 526,000 / local time: 12:43:48.1 2016-11-24
161 km S of Usulután, El Salvador / pop: 52,000 / local time: 12:43:48.1 2016-11-24
151 km S of Puerto El Triunfo, El Salvador / pop: 19,100 / local time: 12:43:48.1 2016-11-24
Simply jaw dropping.
Typhoon Meranti, also known in the Philippines as Typhoon Ferdie, was the strongest typhoon since Typhoon Megi in 2010 in terms of pressure, the strongest since Typhoon Haiyan of 2013 in terms of maximum sustained winds, as well as the strongest tropical cyclone worldwide in 2016.
By early on September 11, the storm’s movement was steady to the west-northwest, south of the ridge. At 06:00 UTC that day, the JMA upgraded Meranti to typhoon status, and shortly thereafter the JTWC followed suit. The storm’s structure continued to improve, with increased outflow. A small eye 9 km (5.6 mi) across developed within the spiraling thunderstorms, signaling that Meranti wasrapidly intensifying. At 06:00 UTC on September 12, the JTWC upgraded Meranti to a super typhoon, with 1-minute maximum sustained winds of 240 km/h (150 mph). Six hours later, the JTWC esimated that Meranti attained an intensity equivalent to Category 5 on the Saffir-Simpson scale, estimating winds of 285 km/h (180 mph), noting that the eye became even more symmetric within the intense convection, located within “an extremely favorable environment”. A strong anticyclone over Meranti fueled the intensification,  while the JTWC estimated peak 1 minute winds of 305 km/h (190 mph). Based on the JMA pressure estimate, Meranti was among the most intense tropical cyclones. The JTWC wind estimate made Meranti the strongest tropical cyclone worldwide in 2016, surpassing Cyclone Winston which had winds of 285 km/h (180 mph) when it struck Fiji in February.
H/T Dan Lindsey
Not sure about David’s Nina projection as there doesn’t appear to be enough cool water below the surface – although a multi-year El-Niná is quite possible reflecting the protracted El-Ninó which went before. Interesting times.