This is what caused a bit of excitement this arvo

Photo/ Whaleoil Media

Photo/ Whaleoil Media

This afternoon in Arkles Bay it has been a bit exciting. We have been visited by a waterspout. I was out at the time but Spanish Bride tells me it felt?like a freight train hitting the house.

My neighbour took these photos from his front lawn?of the waterspout just off the point at Arkles Bay. That waterspout is about 300m from our houses. ? Read more »

Good climate news that won’t make the NZ Herald

Remember that we are supposedly in a ‘death spiral’ of ever increasing severity of storms and climate events, that will eventually lead to our doom unless we DO something.

Usually that something is paying increased taxes, because taxing something stops it, right?

Unfortunately the facts and reality aren’t fitting the narrative…the ‘death spiral’ isn’t and the ever increasing numbers of severe storms’ haven’t happened either.

The U.S. lucked out again this year, as large-scale weather catastrophes ? including devastating and deadly hurricanes, tornadoes and wildfires ? were few and far between.

Not since Superstorm Sandy devastated the Northeast in 2012 has a single natural disaster cost the U.S. tens of billions in damage, according to a report released today by CoreLogic. Sandy cost the U.S. about $70 billion. ?? Read more »

The birth of the May 20, 2013 tornado at Newcastle, OK