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Climate Deniers, Super Typhoon Haiyan Is Looking At You

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Typhoon HaiyanOne year after superstorm Sandy became the largest Atlantic hurricane on record, Super Typhoon Haiyan just became the strongest landfalling tropical cyclone on record, hitting the Philippines with sustained winds of 190-195mph and gusts to 235mph. That’s as strong as a top-of-the-scale EF-5 tornado … except Haiyan’s eye is eight miles wide.

Why is the storm so historically strong? NOAA blames warm deep water. When climate science deniers claim a global warming “pause,” the heat isn’t missing – it’s right there lurking in the ocean, waiting to put super typhoons on steroids.

Better burn all the coal and oil while we still can.

  • kindler

    …forcing climate deniers to become “super-deniers!”

  • Bob Tisdale

    What NOAA wrote was “The intensification of Super Typhoon Haiyan is being fueled by ‘ideal’ environmental conditions – namely low wind shear and warm ocean temperatures.”

    Are you aware those sea surface temperature conditions exist often in the western tropical Pacific?  In fact, there is nothing unusually warm about the sea surface temperatures for the early portion of Haiyan’s storm track.

    http://bobtisdale.files.wordpr

    See the post here for the source of the data:

    http://bobtisdale.wordpress.co

    Regards

  • Bob D

    “Super Typhoon Haiyan just became the strongest landfalling tropical cyclone on record, hitting the Philippines with sustained winds of 190-195mph and gusts to 235mph.”

    Incorrect.

    See here:

    http://www.pagasa.dost.gov.ph/

    Sustained: 235kph (147mph)

    Gusting: 275kmh (171mph)

    These were measured speeds by PAGASA itself, in place in the Philippines.

    This makes it a Category 4 on the Saffir-Simpson scale.  Strong, yes.  Strongest, not by a long way.