2018-09-12 16:19:09 UTC
Monumental rainfall amounts in North Carolina ... thru Sat morning
(+96 hours) already 30-36" or 3-feet of rainfall possible from Hurricane
#Florence ... and storm in worst position for continued onshore flooding
rain bands. Both Carolinas under threat of disaster. pic.twitter.com/y7D0pbx#
[NOAA Storm Special: link to view buoy data nr Florence, Helene, Isaac,
[Waves upto 4.5m at #41047 0850Z].
Atlantic hurricanes: are storms getting worse?
"We won't know the full scale of the damage until the season is over,
but longer term trends indicate a worsening of the length and
intensity of Atlantic storms", write Daniel Levitt and Niko Kommenda
in the Guardian. Their feature uses animation and a number of data
visualisations to explain the trend. They attribute an increase in the
number of named storms to climate change: "the world's oceans continue
to warm at a fast rate, which means hurricanes are more
likely". Elsewhere, a feature in the Washington Post investigates new
research which has found that as the climate continues to warm, storms
will intensify faster and more often, and in some extreme cases, grow
so powerful that they might arguably be labeled 'Category 6.' "We've
already seen the signs, in the past several years, of ultra-intense
hurricanes that get that way by explosively intensifying", Mooney
writes. A powerful new computer model "finds that rapid
intensification appears to be the key mechanism driving stronger
storms in a warmer climate", he explains.
-- Daniel Levitt and Niko Kommenda, The Guardian
ExxonMobil preparing £500m upgrade to UK's largest oil refinery
David Sheppard, Financial Times
British pension schemes to disclose climate change strategy
Simon Jessop, Reuters
Google searches reveal where people are most concerned about climate change
Carla Archibald and Nathalie Butt, The Conversation
Cape Town Is an Omen
Vann Newkirk II, The Atlantic
Three Quarters Of Australians Are Now Worried About Climate Change
Elfy Scott, Buzzfeed News
National park officials were told climate change was `sensitive.' So they removed it from a key planning report.
Elizabeth Shogren, Grist
This is how UN scientists are preparing for the end of capitalism
Nafeez Ahmed, The Independent
Plans for new Cumbria nuclear power station on verge of collapse
Adam Vaughan, The Guardian
Fossil fuel dependence poses 'direct existential threat', warns UN chief
Associated Press via The Guardian
Climate Change Could Double Deaths from Wildfire Smoke
Yale Environment 360
Cholera emergency declared in Harare
The Sydney Morning Herald, 12 Sep 2018 07:12Z
Harare: Zimbabwe declared a cholera outbreak in the capital Harare after 20
people died from the disease and more than 2000 were infected ...
Skripal poisoning: suspects are civilians, not criminals, says Putin
The Guardian, 12 Sep 2018 08:13Z
Restoration efforts on Guam continue after Mangkhut
Pacific Daily News, 12 Sep 2018 08:38Z
Government utilities agencies and some mobile service providers on Wed
continued efforts to fully restore service to the island in the ...
[Pres Trump declared a state of emergency for the Marianas yesterday
and it' s reported officials have requested the same for Guam].
ABC News @ABC 12 Sep 2018 10:35Z
LATEST: - Hurricane #Florence slowed overnight and likely won't make
landfall until Fri night. - The storm is moving west-northwest toward the
Carolinas at about 17 mph. abcn.ws/2N5n4yF pic.twitter.com/5XOyzFFxcR
Good Morning America @GMA 12 Sep 2018 10:38Z
TOP STORY: The urgent new warning about Hurricane Florence being called 'the
storm of a lifetime': abcn.ws/2NGrYSx pic.twitter.com/ItFEMO5TLl
Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump 12 Sep 2018 11:00Z
Hurricane Florence is looking even bigger than anticipated. It will be
arriving soon. FEMA, First Responders and Law Enforcement are supplied and
ready. Be safe!
Jesse Ferrell @Accu_Jesse 12 Sep 2018 11:03Z
Last night's Hurricane #Florence NHC forecast track change makes HUGE
difference in storm surge up Cape Fear into Wilmington area!
Tropical Storm Olivia bears down on Hawaii: 'We're not out of the woods'
CNN, 12 Sep 2018 11:43Z
Scott Morrison criticised for video suggesting drought 'a necessary evil'
ABC News, 13 Sep 2018
Scott Morrison has defended a tweet suggesting the drought is a "necessary
evil" to cut the bottom 10 per cent of farmers, saying it is another
perspective on the drought.
Oil jumps as Flo approaches
ABC News, 12 Sep 2018 09:23Z
With output expected to decline as Hurricane Florence approaches US
offshore oil fields there was a 3.5% spike in crude price last night,
pushing energy stocks higher.