If your theory abut hurricane names stirs up a tempest, then…

Here’s the newest effusion from the hurricane-names authors whose paper stirred up a tempest: “Reply to Christensen and Christensen and to Malter: Pitfalls of erroneous analyses of hurricanes names,” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, vol. 111 no. 34, 2014,  E3499–E3500. They write: “We are grateful for this opportunity to provide additional support for our […]

Count the tempestuous assumptions

Blustery academia sometimes coughs up a perfectly delight-filled storm of assumptions. With that quasi-thought in mind, can you count the assumptions in this new study? The study is: “Female hurricanes are deadlier than male hurricanes,” Kiju Jung, Sharon Shavitt, Madhu Viswanathan, and Joseph M. Hilbe, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), epub June 2, 2014. Here’s one, […]

The powerful lack of power in Redding

This chart, created by The United Illuminating Company, shows how Connecticut cities and towns are still affected by the recent hurricane. It says that 110.34% of the electricity customers in the town of Redding are still without power. The United Illuminating Company’s web site says, in big letters, “WE ARE IN STORM MODE“. (Thanks to […]