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Until now, I didn’t realise being physically fit was a requirement for weather journalists. This is the only way meteorologists are allowed to enter Valhalla. They have to be cut in half by flying debris on live TV.

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There are some places that feel very safe. Like your bed. Or a corner booth at your favourite diner. Or your mum’s kitchen table. There are some places that feel very unsafe. Like inside an airplane in the middle of one of the most powerful hurricanes ever recorded.

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Category 5 Hurricane Irma has become one of the strongest storms recorded in the Atlantic, and is threatening to slam into Caribbean islands including Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands with “potentially catastrophic” force. It’s too early to tell whether the storm will affect the US mainland, but current forecast tracks show it could turn toward Florida over the weekend.

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Alex sounds like he’s got a good head on his shoulders. “Do you want to try and get your scooter in the garage?” “No.” Then he goes ahead and gets the scooter anyway, taking the time to take the tarp off first. Peer pressure at its finest.

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Witnesses on the ground in Sochi filmed as the plane weaved its way its way through the intimidating tornado-like spouts in preparation to land. The incident happened when 12 spouts were raging in the Black Sea off the coast of the southwestern city. Scary but beautiful.

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During a hurricane you usually hear meteorologists refer to its intensity by categories. If you don’t know the difference between a category 1 and a category 5 hurricane, The Weather Channel meteorologist Mark Elliot breaks it down for you.

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A decade after ‘An Inconvenient Truth’ brought climate change into the heart of popular culture, comes the riveting and rousing follow-up that shows just how close we are to a real energy revolution. Vice President Al Gore continues his tireless fight traveling around the world training an army of climate champions and influencing international climate policy.

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The Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) has warned the storm will be the worst since Cyclone Yasi in 2011, and the Premier said it was “bigger than Marcia” — the category five system that hit Queensland in 2015. The category two cyclone is about 300 kilometres off the coast and is expected to intensify into category four and cross the coast just south of Ayr about 7:00am tomorrow morning.