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Alex Epstein: 25 myths in the media’s Idalia coverage

https://alexepstein.substack.com/p/25-myths-in-the-medias-idalia-coverage The media are using Hurricane Idalia to spread the false narrative that fossil fuels make extreme weather danger worse. In reality, fossil fuels make us safer from extreme weather. Here are answers to the media’s top 25 extreme weather myths. 1 Myth 1: The world is experiencing unprecedented danger from extreme weather thanks to fossil […]

‘Nonsense’: Claims Hurricane Idalia underwent ‘unprecedented’ climate fueled ‘rapid intensification’ debunked

Climate Analyst Paul Homewood: “There have been suggestions that the rapid intensification of Idalia was somehow unprecedented. This is nonsense. Idalia went from a tropical storm, with winds of 60 kts (69 mph), to a Cat 3 hurricane at landfall, with winds of 125 mph, in the space of about 32 hours.

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But that was nothing compared to the 1935 Labor Day Hurricane, by far the strongest to hit the US. This went from a tropical storm to a Cat 5 , with winds of 185 mph, all in the space of less than two days. We must also remember, of course, that we now have satellite updates every six hours, plus frequent hurricane hunter flights, to give us almost hourly data for these bigger storms. In 1935, they had little idea what was happening out at sea, and so often had no idea how quickly storms intensified. 

Hurricane Idalia is NOT ‘unprecedented’: ‘No different to dozens of other hurricanes which have hit USA in past’ – Similar to at least 46 other US landfalling hurricanes’ – Only ‘unprecedented’ for landfall in that small 50 mile stretch of coastline

Hurricane Idalia is NOT ‘unprecedented’: ‘No different to dozens of other hurricanes which have hit USA in past’ – Similar to at least 46 other US landfalling hurricanes’ – Only ‘unprecedented’ for landfall in that small 50 mile stretch of coastline

Climate analyist Paul Homewood: “Hurricane Idalia made landfall as a Cat 3. There have been 46 other US landfalling hurricanes with 949 MB (millibar) and lower. The bottom line is that Idalia was no different to dozens of other hurricanes which have hit the US in the past.
The media is claiming that “Idalia is the strongest hurricane to strike the Big Bend area – especially near Cedar Key – in 125 years, dating back to an unnamed 1896 storm. That stretch of coastline is, of course, tiny, about 50 or so miles long.”