Peak Oil Humor By Joe Romm on November 8, 2008 at 12:37 pm 0Share This 0Tweet This Share this: "Peak Oil Humor" Share: Close Like Climate Progress on Facebook Don't show this to me again ‹ PREVIOUS Waxman vs. Dingell, Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back NEXT › A new record for the hurricane season of 2008 5 Responses to Peak Oil Humor paulm says: November 8, 2008 at 8:53 pm Is this for real? Does it have a major role in a 350 CO2 future? “Mini nuclear plants to power 20,000 homes” http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2008/nov/09/miniature-nuclear-reactors-los-alamos I can see rich secure gated communities getting this to supply their power. What a nightmare Mad Max future. paulm says: November 9, 2008 at 1:35 am Hurricanes here, hurricanes there, hurricanes everywhere. http://www.wunderground.com/blog/JeffMasters/comment.html?entrynum=1151 A new record for the hurricane season of 2008 This year is now the only hurricane season on record in the Atlantic that has featured major hurricanes in five separate months. The only year to feature major hurricanes in four separate months was 2005, and many years have had major hurricanes in three separate months. This year’s record-setting fivesome were Hurricane Bertha in July, Hurricane Gustav in August, Hurricane Ike in September, Hurricane Omar in October, and Hurricane Paloma in November. Paloma is now the second strongest November hurricane on record in the Atlantic. Hurricane Lenny of 1999, a Category 4 hurricane with 155 mph winds, was the strongest November hurricane on record. Paloma shares second place with Hurricane Michelle of 2001 (Cat 4, 140 mph) and Hurricane Greta of 1956 (Cat 4, 140 mph). llewelly says: November 9, 2008 at 10:07 am But paulm, there were 28 Atlantic tropical storms in 2005, and there were only 16 this year. Hurricane activity has been going down since 2005. (Forget that the 1950-1999 average activity was 9.5 Atlantic tropical storms a year … forget that prior to 2004, there had never been 2 consecutive seasons with 14 or more tropical storms – and now that’s happened three times in the same decade … and whatever you do, do not, do not look at a trend line.) paulm says: November 9, 2008 at 11:42 pm llewelly, what like this one…. 17-year central moving averages of NH sea surface temperature and named storm series http://3.bp.blogspot.com/__6PO0G1BcJM/SKHwNzfAevI/AAAAAAAAAFc/3HuCw6KrJeo/s1600-h/temp-storms-moving-avg.JPG tower defence says: February 17, 2009 at 4:13 am The only year to feature major hurricanes in four separate months was 2005, and many years have had major hurricanes in three separate months. This year’s record-setting fivesome were Hurricane Bertha in July, Hurricane Gustav in August, Hurricane Ike in September, Hurricane Omar in October, and Hurricane Paloma in November.