Freddy and the ice: messages from the future
Two new things on the climate front, and both bad news. Hurricanes used to be like drive-by shootings: one pass, one hit, and then gone. Now they’re starting to come back for a second hit.
Cyclone Freddy started in the usual place, off northwestern Australia. It followed the usual path across the Indian Ocean to East Africa. It was the biggest cyclone ever to hit Madagascar and the Mozambique coast, but that’s not the big deal. Records were made to be broken. Image courtesy of Commons Wikimedia