LIVE FOOTAGE As Hurricane Irma Destroys St Maarten Beach Cam

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KLM 747 on final approach at St Maarten Airport

Maho Beach is a beach on the Dutch side of the Caribbean island of Saint Martin, in the territory of Sint Maarten. It is famous for the Princess Juliana International Airport adjacent to the beach.

The Maho Beach Cam recorded these two horrendous clips before it was destroyed by “The BeastIrma, packing wind speeds of 185 MPH (297 KMH)…

Maho Beach Cam – SXM Airport Cam on St Maarten – Huracan Irma pasando por San Martin, impresionantes imágenes – YouTube

CAT 5 Hurricane Irma Latest News – Wed September 6, 22:36 (Singapore Time)

Models have revealed Hurricane Irma is the “” as it has already hit much of the Caribbean, with St Kitts and Antigua next.

The National Hurricane Center said Irma was maintaining its Category 5 strength with sustained winds near 185 MPH.

Hurricane warnings remain in place across the Caribbean and many people in the immediate path of Irma have been left without power.

Hurricane Irma’s strength has triggered seismometers, which are designed to measure earthquakes as the Category 5 storm creates life-threatening storm surges along its path.

Officials in Florida have begun ordering evacuations after US forecast models predicted southern tip of Florida being caught up in Irma’s path.

The NOAA’s National Hurricane Center, based in Miami, has told Americans in hurricane-prone areas to brace themselves for Hurricane Irma to reach land.

The latest update from the NHC said: “The chance of direct impacts from Irma later this week and this weekend is increasing in the Florida Keys and portions of the Florida Peninsula.

“However, it is too soon to specify the timing and magnitude of the impacts. Elsewhere, it is too early to determine what direct impacts Irma might have on the continental United States.”

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The Weather Channel HD Live Stream – Tracking Hurricane Irma

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Live: HURRICANE IRMA Tracking, CAT 5 185 MPH to SLAM FLORIDA – Orlando Hurricane

Live: HURRICANE IRMA Tracking, CAT 5 185 MPH to SLAM FLORIDA – Orlando Hurricane – YouTube

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EPIC videos of Irma eyewall via WUWT

This was taken earlier today by the new GOES-16 weather satellite, which has been producing some fantastic hi-res imagery of Hurricane Irma, This video, from NASA’s Short-term Prediction Research and Transition Center (SPoRT) in Huntsville, AL, tops anything I’ve ever seen.

Here is the same sequence, zoomed out a bit further:

 

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UPDATE 7 September :

Hurricane Irma Aftermath (Anguilla/St.Maarten/St.Martin)…

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UDATE 7 September 20:50 (Singapore Time) :

“And we can see that Irma is not in the same league as the others.”

MORE sane and measured ‘scientific’ analysis from Paul Homewood. Refreshing, amongst the diatribe of alarmist speculation and theorising from the usual climate ambulance chasing suspects…

Is Irma The Most Powerful Atlantic Storm?

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Is Irma The Most Powerful Atlantic Storm? | Climatism

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UPDATE 7 September 23:00

Barbuda

From reliable news sources, up to 95% of Barbuda was flattened by Irma…

Via The Telegraph:

‘Literally rubble’: Barbuda, the unknown Caribbean island that Diana loved, devastated by Irma

Bermuda and Barbados, sure. But Barbuda? You may never have heard of it.

We’d forgive you for having little knowledge of this Caribbean island, which, sadly, seems to have made its first appearance in global consciousness as the victim of Hurricane Irma.

“Barbuda now is literally rubble,” said prime minister Gaston Browne. “It is heart-wrenching, absolutely devastating.” He said some 95 per cent of the island’s buildings had been damaged.

‘Literally rubble’: Barmuda, the unknown Caribbean island that Diana loved, devastated by Irma |The Telegraph

 

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UPDATE 8 September 00:40 (Singapore Time) :

Necker Island, Sir Richard Branson’s private island

“Richard Branson’s luxury Necker Island home completely destroyed by Hurricane Irma” | METRO UK

Richard Branson’s son has posted to say that people staying on Necker Island are safe, but the buildings on the island have been destroyed.

Sam Branson posted on instagram from the luxury retreat in the British Virgin Islands as he warned others in the path of the storm to find safe shelter

Read more: Richard Branson’s luxury Necker Island home completely destroyed by Hurricane Irma | Metro News

Meanwhile…

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UPDATE 8 September 02:25 (Singapore Time) (7/9 14:25 ET USA) :

Damage hurricane Irma St Maarten seen from naval helicopter

H/t @aseemcam

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UPDATE 8 September 08:50 (Singapore Time) :

TWO’S A PARTY, THREE’S A CROWD!

Incredible sat pic of the three hurricanes spinning simultaneously in the Atlantic basin…

via WUWT :

It is not often that you get to see two Atlantic and one Gulf of Mexico hurricanes all at once on a single satellite image, but we live in “interesting times” and the remarkable imagery from the new GOES-16 spacecraft continues to impress the world.

Hurricane expert Dr. Philip Klotzbach says:

Currently have 3 hurricanes w/ 2 major hurricanes in Atlantic – 4th time on record we’ve had 3 hurricanes w/ 2 majors at same time. Other three years w/ 3 hurricanes & 2 major hurricanes in Atlantic were 1893, 1961 and 2010.

Here, I’ve taken several snips and made a hi-res composite image to show a half-disk view of the Western Hemisphere as seen by visible light by GOES-16. Dr. Roy Spencer commented on Facebook today that

“[the] current view from space is beautiful….”.

On that I agree, it’s also Nature’s deadliness on display. Like the famous “blue marble” image from 1968, this image too is a bit humbling, and a reminder that no matter how much we want to believe we can control weather/climate through our actions and lifestyle, Nature, when it so chooses, can squish us like a bug.

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AFTERMATH Footage (Lesser Antilles) :

Anguilla copping a pounding from Irma. This is what a CAT 5 eyewall looks and feels like…

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UPDATE 8 September 13:25 (Singapore Time) (8/9 00:25 ET USA) :

Via WUWT :

Monster Hurricane #Irma – sat measurements show it larger than the state of Florida is long

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From the National Hurricane Center at 11PM EDT tonight:

Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 75 miles (120 km) from the center, and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 185 miles (295 km).

From: http://www.netstate.com/states/geography/fl_geography.htm

Florida is 500 miles long and 160 miles wide at its most distant points.

That includes the Keys and the panhandle. Using Google Earth, I measured the length of the Florida peninsula (minus the Keys) and came up with ~391 miles.

Measuring the size of Irma, based on the densest cloud bands, it shows ~528 miles in diameter from outer dense cloud bands through the eye. I also did a measurement across the panhandle from Tampa to Cape Canaveral and came up with ~139 miles.

With hurricane tropical storm force winds extending “outward up to 185 miles” according to NHC, that means that if the storms holds in strength, the entire width of the Florida panhandle may get tropical storm force winds (39–73 mph, 63–118 km/h). That’s sobering, especially in light of this track projection:

Irma is certainly bigger than hurricane Andrew, seen here in 1992:

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Climate change could bring tourists to UK–David Viner 2006

“Escape unbearably hot continental summers, experts say.” What goes on with climate ‘scientists’? Their entire activist rant, armed with complete deindustrialisation of the planet, only hopes to curb “2degC” rise by 2100.

That said, I live in Australia and if these record blizzards don’t stop dumping snow, I might travel to Viner’s UK – the place where the “thing of the past” resides.

NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT

By Paul Homewood

In 2006, David “Snow is a thing of the past” Viner promised that Blackpool would soon become the new Benidorm:

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Climate change could “dramatically” change the face of British tourism in the next 20 years, with European tourists flocking to the UK to escape unbearably hot continental summers, experts say.

Research shows that European tourists may choose to holiday in Britain as resorts nearer to home become too hot.

Weather changes may provide revival opportunities for northern seaside towns such as Blackpool and put new strains on roads and development in southern coastal resorts, a study in the Journal of Sustainable Tourism said.

Academic David Viner, a researcher at the University of East Anglia’s Climatic Research Unit in Norwich, produced the report after analysing the work of experts around the globe.

“The likelihood [is] that Mediterranean summers may be too hot for tourists after 2020, as a…

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Study: Deforestation long overlooked as contributor to climate change

I frequently marvel at the glorious contradiction between environmental health, as a consequence of wealth and capitalism, versus the ecological and environmental destruction delivered by, nature-loving deindustrialised nations.

TAKE the border between the border between Haiti and the Dominican Republic…

One side contains eco-criminals that can afford to use fossil fuels, the other, nature-lovers who are dependent on natural renewable organic biomass for energy…

https://climatism.wordpress.com/2014/01/23/shock-news-un-carbon-regime-would-devastate-humanity/

Watts Up With That?

From CORNELL UNIVERSITY

ITHACA, N.Y. – When it comes to tackling climate change, the focus often falls on reducing the use of fossil fuels and developing sustainable energy sources. But a new Cornell University study shows that deforestation and subsequent use of lands for agriculture or pasture, especially in tropical regions, contribute more to climate change than previously thought.

Deforestation for the use of clay in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro. The hill depicted is Morro da Covanca, in Jacarepaguá Credit: Alex Rio Brazil

The new paper, “Are the Impacts of Land Use on Warming Underestimated in Climate Policy?” published in Environmental Research Letters, also shows just how significantly that impact has been underestimated. Even if all fossil fuel emissions are eliminated, if current tropical deforestation rates hold steady through 2100, there will still be a 1.5 degree increase in global warming.

“A lot of the…

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Marine Species Thriving Around The UK

NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT

By Paul Homewood

h/t Mark Tinsley

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Yesterday I highlighted the Guardian report that all of our fish were swimming north to get away from our overheated seas.

Yet last year a partnership of over fifty nature conservation organisations published the  “State of Nature 2016 Report”, to provide simple and clear information about how our wildlife is faring in and around the UK, why and what we can do about it.

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https://ww2.rspb.org.uk/our-work/conservation/projects/state-of-nature-reporting

It included this table, showing population change:

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Most marine species, but particularly fish, have seen an increase in population rather than a decrease.

Given that this has happened during a period, when we have supposedly had overfishing, I think we can safely ignore the claims of climate doomsters.

Indeed the report the declines in some species are directly the result of fishing.

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Amongst the contributors to the report are:

Marine Biological Association
Marine Conservation Society
MARINELife
Marine Ecosystems…

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