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debris covers parts of a highway as hurricane irma lands in delray beach, florida

Are hurricanes getting stronger – and is the climate crisis to blame

Once a storm gets to category three it is classed as a major hurricane, with winds of at least 111mph and enough force to damage homes and snap trees. Category five storms, of at least 157mph, can raze dwellings, cause widespread power outages and result in scores of deaths.

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Climate change group scrapped by Trump reassembles to issue warning

A US government climate change advisory group scrapped by Donald Trump has reassembled independently to call for better adaptation to the floods, wildfires and other threats that increasingly loom over American communities.

the effects of record-breaking heat and years of low or no rainfall can be felt years after a dry spell passes

Record high US temperatures outpaced record lows two to one, study finds

The AP looked at 424 weather stations throughout the US lower 48 states that had consistent temperature records since 1920 and counted how many times daily hot temperature records were tied or broken and how many daily cold records were set. In a stable climate, the numbers should be roughly equal.

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Assessing the Global Climate in January 2019

January 2019 was third warmest on record for the globe — The globally averaged temperature over land and ocean surfaces for January 2019 tied with 2007 as the third highest for the month of January in the NOAA global temperature record, which dates back to 1880. This monthly summary, developed by scientists at NOAA National …

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The results are in, and January was one of the warmest in all of recorded history

We’ve forgotten what “normal” weather feels like, so global warming is gaslighting us — January 2019 was the third-warmest January in the history of global weather record-keeping, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The only warmer global Januarys in the instrumental record, which dates back to the 1880s, were 2016 and 2017, and …

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Bridging the Weather-to-Climate Prediction Gap

A task force of researchers set out to bridge the gap between the 2-week weather forecast and long-term climate predictions; their findings could help in forecasting the likelihood of extreme events — The energy, water management, agriculture, and emergency response sectors, along with many others, are eager to have predictions that go beyond 2-week weather …

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