Super Storm

January 28, 2018

Last month the movie GEOSTORM hit the cinemas – now I love a good disaster film as much as the next girl - but Doomsday by Mother Nature? Let’s try to mythbust THAT!


Our fabulous guest this episode:


Dr. Andrew Haigh, Bureau of Meteorology 




Research citations for our inner geeks:


C. M. Kishtawal, et al. (2012). "Tropical cyclone intensification trends during satellite era (1986–2010)." Geophysical Research Letters  Volume 39, : Issue 10.


Kunkel, K. e. a. (2012). "Monitoring and Understanding Trends in Extreme Storms: State of the Knowledge. ." Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society.


Morgan, J. (2014). "Supervolcano eruption mystery solved." Retrieved 22 Nov 2014, from


Ni, X. Z., Q. ; Liu, C. ; Li, X. ; Zou, T. ; Lin, J. ; Kong, H. ; Ren, Z. (2017). "Decreased hail size in China since 1980." Scientific Reports, Vol.7(1).


Noah S. Diffenbaugh, et al. (2008). "Does Global Warming Influence Tornado Activity?" Earth & Space News Volume 89, (Issue 53): Pages 553–554.


Science, S. (2015). "Is extreme weather caused by global warming?". Retrieved 15.11.17, from


Voiland, A. (2013). "Storms are Getting Stronger." Retrieved 15.11.17, from


Wikipedia (2017). "Weather modification." Retrieved 17.11.17, from


Wikipedia (2018). "List_of_disasters_by_cost."


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