23 October 2015
Immense El Niño is "too big to fail"
The image and the report in the Los Angeles Times was posted several weeks ago. I'm putting it up now because of the reports of the biggest hurricane in the history of the Western Hemisphere now boiling in the ocean off the western coast of Mexico.
Hurricane Patricia is expected to arrive on the coast with 200-mph winds and a foot of rain, which will effectively scrub the arrival site to the ground as a tornado does. It is then expected to attentuate over land, heading toward Texas, where many legislators continue to deny the existence of climate change.
Addendum: A hat tip to reader Danack, who found this graph showing the degree to which Hurricane Patricia is an outlier compared to all other recorded storms in the Eastern Pacific: