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We’ve moved beyond the talk of 10 years ago when any discussion of climate change-induced storms would lead to howls of “We can’t say any individual storm is related to climate change” that you’d get even from the left-of-center world to increasingly being able to measure just how much climate change has made individual storms […]
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America: Always Getting Dumber

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On September 4, 2019
Oh, c’mon! On Wednesday, it appears the White House attempted to retroactively justify a tweet that President Trump issued over the weekend in which he warned, erroneously, that Alabama would be affected by Hurricane Dorian. In a White House video released Wednesday, Trump displays a modified National Hurricane Center “cone of uncertainty” forecast, dated from […]
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Houston and Natural Disasters

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On August 28, 2017
I am a weather nerd (among many other forms of nerd). Every day, I check the National Weather Service’s 5 and 7 day rainfall forecasts. I think I started doing this while freaking out about drought and climate change in my beloved American West. Plus, as an environmental historian, it’s how I roll. Anyway, as […]

Katrina and Irene

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On August 28, 2011
Adam Gopnik is upset that his Cape Cod vacation got interrupted by a storm that didn’t live up to the worst case scenario: Obviously, this was a big storm with a lot of water and wind in it; if things broke the wrong way, it could do a great deal of harm to a lot […]
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