The Watchers | – – According to latest figures, the death toll in Puerto Rico caused by the passage of …
And now what?
Maria, a “potentially catastrophic” storm, regained rare category five strength on Tuesday as it churned about 240 kilometres south-east of St Croix in the Virgin Islands, with maximum sustained winds of 260 kilometres per hour, the US National Hurricane Centre (NHC) said.
Hurricane Jose may threaten New York City and other areas of the East Coast by next week, according to the National Hurricane Centre.
Solar installations in the US and India have Burgeoned
After Hurricane Irma in Florida, millions have been without electricity. But those Floridians who had solar panels plus an inverter or a Tesla powerwall were able to recover electricity immediately. Likewise, cities used solar to power traffic lights and other essential services after the huge storm had blown past.
Likewise, solar panels kept the lights on in India during the horrific storms and floods of monsoon this year.
Will Hurricane Irma’s devastation in Florida convince deniers such as Governor Rick Scott that there is no climate change conspiracy?
By Juan Cole | (Informed Comment) | – – Florida Gov. Rick Scott did not cause Irma, but he enabled …
Hurricane Irma is already larger, stronger, and potentially more fatal than Harvey – and it’s not over yet.