What wonderful opportunities this will present… for tort lawyers.
Just imagine the fun to be had after deployment of any “weather control” technology or efforts. People who aren’t protected from the storm can sue for their damages (insurance companies will be on that in a flash), big ag and various communities will sue for loss of rainfall that would have resulted if only they’d had a hurricane to transport rain inland, greenies will sue on behalf of fish and whatever critter they claim missed out due to lack of hurricanes or diversion of storms that would otherwise have missed the poor beasties if only people hadn’t interfered. … America, land of opportunity. Continue reading
In preparation for an upcoming talk, I have updated the figure [below] to the start of the 2012 hurricane season, which will begin with a record-long stretch of no intense hurricane landfalls still continuing. Continue reading
Disaster losses in many low- and middle-income countries are likely to rise faster than economic growth unless governments change their economic policy to take account of increasing disaster risk, warns a new guide from climate experts. Continue reading
Development of endemic weather forecasting and extreme event warning is excellent but paying attention to IPCC fantasies is a really bad idea. Work with real problems and not those generated by PlayStation® Climatology. Continue reading
“April might have been a washout but the drought actually got worse” For a supposedly soggy land the denizens of the UK sure do complain a lot. I live about 300mtrs as the crow flies from a measuring station where rainfall is measured 9am-9am. Saturday’s reading was 90mm and Sunday’s 86mm – no drought, no floods. Just not good gardening weather. They had 97mm over 25 days and it’s a 9th highest ‘record’? Pussies. Continue reading
Weinkle et al. 2012 is now online at the Journal of Climate. I provided a summary of the paper a few months ago when it was accepted, including these factoids: Continue reading
Insurance companies that cover property damage from catastrophes are increasingly pushing costs onto the backs of consumers and taxpayers, according to a new report from the advocacy group Consumer Federation of America. Continue reading