What is unusual about this article is the source. It is one of the first articles in a semi-official Russian publication that mentions the large elephant in the room – anthropogenic climate change
Global Warming: Hurricane Patricia Inaugurates New Era of Monster Storms
Although Hurricane Patricia, considered the strongest tropical storm ever observed in the Western Hemisphere, didn’t cause much damage after making a landfall in Mexico, it’s prompted meteorologists to warn of the terrifying consequences of manmade global warming.
Astronaut Scott Kelly published this photo of Hurricane Patricia as seen from the international space station (ISS)
While the category-5 storm, with its “highest reliably measured” surface winds of more than 200 miles per hour, looked undeniably dangerous before it hit the mainland on Friday, it turned out to be less catastrophic in the end than many had expected. By Saturday, Patricia’s destruction force was lowered to a category 2.
NASA Tracks Hurricane Patricia's Remnants Through Gulf States http://go.nasa.gov/1kIjRCB
In the wake of Hurricane Patricia, damage is still being assessed across rural regions of Mexico.
Meteorologist Bob Henson described Patricia as "stunning, historic, mind-boggling, and catastrophic," adding it was ranked as the world’s “3rd strongest tropical cyclone.”
#GPM rainfall totals from hurricane #Patricia, strongest western hemisphere storm on record http://pmm.nasa.gov/articles/hurricane-patricia-makes-landfall-mexico …
While one would be forgiven for thinkng this kind of warning should be enough to unify world powers in doing everything in their power to ward off the devastating consequences of climate change, it seems many leaders haven’t yet read the memo – the latest conference on the issues held in Germany’s Bonn failed to achieve its objectives on Friday.