There was a lot happening to the weather that wasn't at WUWT this week.
Cyclone HudHud - which devastated parts of the eastern seaboard in India, killing 24 people as it hit the coastal districts of Andhra Pradesh and Odisha. The death toll was lower because tens to hundreds of thousands of people were evacuated. The recovery is underway, but will take months for some operations to get back to normal. The effects were felt way up in Nepal, where 27 or more people died and up to 100 went missing after almost a metre of snow fell, accompanied by avalanches. It's reported that the bird the cyclone was named after after suffered a lot at its hand.
|HudHud Credit: NASA|
In Japan, there was what became a supertyphoon, Vongfong, which at one stage had wind peaks of 234 km/h. It hit Japan as a tropical storm.
|Vongfong Image Credit: NASA JSC/ISS|
Meanwhile, the other day there was a massive storm that tore across New South Wales, bringing snow to the Blue Mountains. One report called it a "once in a century". Maybe, maybe not.
|Source: BoM Radar|
Climate change and bushfires
Also in New South Wales, the Rural Fire Service Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons says how climate change is a concern for bushfire management and mitigation. From the ABC:
The NSW Rural Fire Service Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons said with more days of high fire danger, there is now a shrinking window of opportunity to carry out back-burning and other hazard reduction.
"If our window of opportunity continues to shrink, in order to get those really important pre-season activities underway then, yes, there's a broader argument that needs to be had around matters of climate change and its effect on fire management and fire seasons," he said.
Last year, Prime Minister Tony Abbott said that senior UN official Christiana Figueres was "talking through her hat" when she said there was a clear link between climate change and the sort of bushfires seen in NSW.
Despite those comments, Commissioner Fitzsimmons said he was satisfied that climate change was being taken seriously enough at every level of government when it came to its impact on bushfires.
From the WUWT comments
The crazies have been let loose at WUWT. Janice Moore wrote (and this is just part of her comment):
October 16, 2014 at 5:14 pm
1949… in Hawaii…… just 4 years after the national soc1l1st l1es and rac1st propaganda of the Axis powers were soundly defeated by the Allies.
And, dear An-tho-ny, TRUTH ABOUT HUMAN C02 WILL WIN.
Yes, truth triumphed in WWII and will have triumphed (in the Battle for Truth in Science) only at a great cost.
the fight is worth it.
Courage, all you Professor Carters, Murry Salbys, Willie Soons, Jo Novas, and An-tho-ny Watts of the world!
Before long, you, too, will be smiling, raising a glass to toast your victory, and effectively singing “Mele Kalikimaka”
in the very spot
you were INFAMOUSLY bombed
just a few short years before.
Truth wins — EVERY time.
For just a little reminder of what it costs
how VICTORY FEELS… it is coming ….
AND OF THE FACT THAT ....
You don't really want to read any more like this, do you?