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  • Weather or Not looks at the Weatherbell Saturday Summary

    05/24/2020 8:02:57 AM PDT · by ocrp1982 · 8 replies
    Weatherbell Analytics ^ | 5-24-2020 | Joe Bastrsi
    Summary of upcoming weather with a detailed explanation.
  • How Public Transit Makes The Nation More Vulnerable To Disasters Like COVID-19

    04/22/2020 6:06:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    The Federalist ^ | April 22, 2020 | Randal O'Toole
    It's time to stop throwing money at an obsolete form of travel and focus on the transportation system that is already moving more than 80 percent of passenger travel in the U.S. When most of the nation’s governors shut down nonessential businesses and directed people to stay at home, they made the mistake of keeping urban transit systems running despite a 2018 study showing that mass public transportation systems expedite the spread of infectious diseases in communities. Further, a 2011 study found that people who ride urban transit are nearly six times more likely to suffer from upper respiratory infections...
  • 4 major hurricanes are predicted as part of an above-normal 2020 Atlantic hurricane season

    04/02/2020 10:28:04 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 36 replies
    CNN ^ | 04 02 2020 | Judson Jones
    Sixteen named storms, including eight hurricanes, are forecast for the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season, according to early predictions released Thursday by experts at Colorado State University. Four of the hurricanes will become major storms of Category 3 to 5, with sustained winds of at least 111 mph, the projections indicate for the season that runs from June 1 to November 30. The chance that at least one major hurricane will make landfall in 2020 along the US coastline is 69%, compared with an average over the last century of 52%, researchers said. There is a 95% chance -- the average...
  • Zamboni driver, 42, gets win as emergency goalie for Canes

    02/24/2020 6:57:09 AM PST · by VeniVidiVici · 47 replies
    WRAL ^ | 2-23-2020 | WRAL
    TORONTO — David Ayres was sitting in the stands with his wife at Scotiabank Arena when Carolina Hurricanes goalie James Reimer went down with an injury. The on-call emergency netminder in Toronto, Ayers left his seat and got half-dressed into his gear on the off-chance something might happen to Carolina's second option, Petr Mrazek. Midway through the second period, Ayres noticed his cellphone started to blow up. What he didn't realize was that Mrazek had been hurt in a scary collision with Maple Leafs forward Kyle Clifford and was down on the ice. "One of the equipment guys came in...
  • Andrew Cuomo: 'We Didn't Have Hurricanes' Before Climate Change

    11/02/2019 6:31:06 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 58 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 11/02/2019 | Tyler O' Neill
    On Friday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-N.Y.) said that hurricanes, superstorms, and tornadoes did not occur before climate change. In the same breath, he said that anyone who questions the left's climate-alarmist hysteria is "just delusional." He may want to check in a mirror. After he finished berating President Donald Trump in an interview with MSNBC, Cuomo turned to his latest attempt to enforce climate change orthodoxy. "You know, anyone who questions extreme weather and climate change is just delusional at this point," Cuomo said. "We have seen in the State of New York what everyone is seeing. We see these...
  • Gov. Cuomo: ‘We Didn’t Have’ Hurricanes, Superstorms, Tornadoes Before Climate Change

    11/01/2019 9:02:29 PM PDT · by Robert DeLong · 92 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1 Nov 2019 | Pam Key
    While discussing the flooding in New York State, Cuomo said, “Anyone who questions extreme weather and climate change is just delusional at this point. We have seen in the state of New York what every one has seen. We see these weather patterns that we never had before. We didn’t have hurricanes. We didn’t have superstorms. We didn’t have tornadoes. This is a storm that came up just overnight, dropped about five inches of rain, and it was literally a matter of life or death for people.”
  • Ocasio-Cortez tweets video of damage caused by Dorian: 'This is what climate change looks like'

    09/09/2019 1:21:55 AM PDT · by Libloather · 72 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/03/19 | OWEN DAUGHERTY
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) retweeted a video showing the extent of the damage already caused by Hurricane Dorian as it ravaged the Bahamas over the past few days. In her post, the freshman lawmaker writes that the video “is what climate change looks like; it hits vulnerable communities first.” “I can already hear climate deniers screeching: “It’s always been like this! You’re dim,” etc,” she wrote. “No. This is about science & leadership. We either decarbonize&cut emissions, or we don’t & let people die.” The minute-long video showed flyover shots of Abaco in the Bahamas with the pilot pointing out...
  • Will TD #5 become Hurricane/TS Dorian or Erin (NHC/NOAA Link)

    08/24/2019 12:08:40 PM PDT · by topher · 53 replies
    NHC/NOAA ^ | 24-Aug-2019
    [If you have plans near/after Labor Day, they may be impacted as this storm that may hit the Caribbean or the Gulf of Mexico, especially Florida] Possible affected areas: Florida, Florida Keys, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Cuba, Mexico, and theUS Gulf Coast (Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama) NOAA/NHC link to Storm System
  • VANITY: Clinton Admin. also floated idea for dropping cylinders into hurricanes to stop them (IIRC)

    08/25/2019 6:07:38 PM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 27 replies
    Self ^ | 8/25/19 | Self
    The Fake News Media is reporting that President Trump suggested dropping nuclear bombs into hurricanes to stop them from hitting the United States. IIRC, President Clinton also discussed dropping cylinders into hurricanes to help destroy them. Fidel Castro was opposed to it, thinking that they were a spying mechanism for when hurricanes were over Cuba. I worked for the Govt. of Puerto Rico during Hurricanes Floyd, Mitch & Georges in the late 1990s. This idea from the White House floated in our office. I'm pretty sure that the US govt. has probably 'purged' all this cylinder documentation from the Clinton...
  • Trump floated nuking hurricanes to stop them from hitting US: report (barf alert)

    08/25/2019 4:30:17 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 76 replies
    The Hill ^ | 25th August 2019 | CHRIS MILLS RODRIGO
    President Trump has floated dropping nuclear bombs into hurricanes to stop them from hitting the United States in meetings with Homeland Security and national security officials, Axios reported Sunday. According to sources who have heard the president's private remarks and been briefed on a National Security Council memorandum, the suggestions were made during briefings on hurricanes. "I got it. I got it. Why don't we nuke them?" Trump said at one such White House briefing, a source who was there told Axios. "They start forming off the coast of Africa, as they're moving across the Atlantic, we drop a bomb...
  • Make your own earthquake preparedness kit

    07/06/2019 8:20:42 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 30 replies
    FOOD -- Ready-to-eat canned meats, fruits, vegetables. -- Canned juices, milk, soup -- Sugar, salt, pepper -- High energy foods such as peanut butter, jelly, crackers, granola bars, trail mix; foods that will not increase thirst. -- Vitamins -- Foods for infants, elderly, persons with special dietary needs -- Comfort/stress foods: cookies, hard candy, sweetened cereals, lollipops, instant coffee, tea bags. -- Pet food, at least one ounce per animal pound per day. -- Avoid foods like rice, pasta and dry beans that require a great deal of water to prepare. Remember to restock your food once a year. FIRST...
  • Roads vs. pristine Florida? Gov. DeSantis signs massive toll road bill

    06/11/2019 3:10:34 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 28 replies
    The Florida Phoenix ^ | May 17, 2019 | Michael Moline
    Despite pleas from two former state governors and at least 90 environmental and community groups and businesses, Gov. Ron DeDantis on Friday signed a multibillion-dollar plan to build long stretches of toll roads across undeveloped sections of the state. The legislation has been labeled “the worst environmental bill in twenty years.” And the Florida Sierra Club has warned of pristine areas becoming urban sprawl, where “subdivisions and strip malls will proliferate and the natural resources that bring visitors to the state will be overused and overrun.” DeSantis approved the bill anyway. The announcement came not from the governor’s press office...
  • End-of-Days Expert: Disaster Drills, Sign ‘Governments Know Something Big is Coming’

    04/08/2019 7:06:45 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 73 replies
    BIN ^ | 3/28/19 | Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz
    In what may be seen as an ominous case of synchronicity, earthquake and tsunami drills were held all over the world in the last month. On Wednesday, tens of thousands of residents of Oakland, California were shocked when their cellphones buzzed with a message: there had been no earthquake. Though intended to reassure them that the earthquake warning system was operational, many took it is an ominous reminder that they lived in a region with a history of seismic catastrophes. There are plans to have the system over the entire West Coast of the U.S. within the next few years....
  • Trump Tweet Storm: So many wonderful people [in Puerto Rico], but with such bad Island leadership

    04/02/2019 4:56:58 AM PDT · by cll · 42 replies
    Twitter ^ | 04/02/2019 | Donald J. Trump
    The Democrats today killed a Bill that would have provided great relief to Farmers and yet more money to Puerto Rico despite the fact that Puerto Rico has already been scheduled to receive more hurricane relief funding than any “place” in history. The people of Puerto Rico..... ....are GREAT, but the politicians are incompetent or corrupt. Puerto Rico got far more money than Texas & Florida combined, yet their government can’t do anything right, the place is a mess - nothing works. FEMA & the Military worked emergency miracles, but politicians like..... ....the crazed and incompetent Mayor of San Juan...
  • Trump plans to stop disaster relief funds to Puerto Rico

    11/12/2018 1:06:18 AM PST · by conservative98 · 39 replies
    NY Post ^ | November 12, 2018 | 2:06am | AP
    President Donald Trump reportedly plans to stop financial aid to millions of Americans in Puerto Rico still dealing with the devastating effects of Hurricane Maria. The president believes, without evidence, that the Puerto Rican government is using the disaster relief funds to pay off debt rather than help its citizens rebuild, according to Axios. The island nation is still rebuilding after Maria’s destruction more than a year ago; most of the country waited almost 11 months for power to be restored and thousands of people are still displaced after their homes were destroyed. Trump was initially reluctant to send money...

    09/19/2018 9:18:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 09/19/2018 | Daniel Greenfield
    Hurricane Sandy was the deadliest hurricane to hit the East Coast since the 70s. It had the most direct fatalities, with 49 drownings in homes and cars, and 20 deaths caused by falling trees out of the 72 direct deaths that occurred in the United States. When it comes to direct deaths, Hurricane Sandy was far deadlier than Hurricane Maria’s impact on Puerto Rico. But Sandy took place under Obama and Maria under Trump. Just as with Hurricane Katrina, under Bush, the media was motivated to make the disaster appear much worse than it really was. And it did that...
  • Red Tide & Blaming Farmers & Global Warming Yet it Conforms to Pi

    09/17/2018 5:51:52 PM PDT · by dontreadthis
    armstrong economics ^ | Sep 17, 2018 | Martin Armstrong
    If you ever live at the shore, one thing that crops up in 13-year cycles is what they call Red Tide. The traditional explanation I have always heard is that is caused by farming and the runoff of their pesticides that contaminate the water. I use to hear that in New Jersey and the same thing in Florida. It seems to be linked to the same people who promote Global Warming who want us to starve and stop driving to work. I would ask, where is the runoff from farmers when there are none in this area? It would go...
  • Climate change is making hurricanes way more intense

    09/17/2018 3:32:04 PM PDT · by Innovative · 71 replies
    NY Post ^ | Sept. 17, 2018 | AP
    A warmer world makes for nastier hurricanes. Scientists say they are wetter, possess more energy and intensify faster. Their storm surges are more destructive because climate change has already made the seas rise. And lately, the storms seem to be stalling more often and thus dumping more rain. Study after study shows that climate change, in general, makes hurricanes worse. But determining the role of global warming in a specific storm such as Hurricane Florence or Typhoon Mangkhut is not so simple — at least not without detailed statistical and computer analyses.
  • North Carolina passed a law in 2012 that could make hurricanes like Florence more damaging

    09/15/2018 9:58:31 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 36 replies
    CBS News ^ | Sep 12,2018 | Jason Silverstein
    North Carolina could find itself more vulnerable to damage from storms like Hurricane Florence due to a state law passed six years ago that banned using recent climate science to plan for the consequences of rising sea levels.
  • Media Blames Trump for Hurricane Damage [semi-satire]

    09/15/2018 10:26:27 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 2 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 16 Sep 2018 | John Semmens
    This week, Hurricane Florence hit the Carolina coast of the United States. The Washington Post's editorial board charged President Trump with "complicity." "The Trump Administration's failure to sign the Paris Climate Accord combined with the surge in economic activity inspired by tax cuts and deregulation are directly responsible for any damage done by the weather in this country," the editorial claimed. "The steps former President Obama took to subdue economic growth had put the nation on a path that could have prevented hurricanes from being so dangerous. The shutdown factories and lower incomes his policies achieved mitigated the environmental forces...