Author Topic: Bomb cyclone warning for US Midwest  (Read 127 times)

rcjordan

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Bomb cyclone warning for US Midwest
« on: April 09, 2019, 01:33:08 PM »
With climate change, I think people have this image of the oceans gently rising and lapping at the edge of waterfront cities and resorts.

Blockbuster blizzard could impact states hit by bomb cyclone weeks ago - CBS News
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/extreme-weather-blizzard-bomb-cyclone-plains-midwest-latest-forecast-path-track-today-2019-04-08/

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Re: Bomb cyclone warning for US Midwest
« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2019, 04:16:49 PM »
Our US Rep recently wrote an op-ed saying that "The Sky Isn't Falling," arguing that climate change is not serious, not having effects yet and that it is foolish to risk short-term economic harm on the off chance that maybe a warming planet might start to cause economic damage.

I thought: no, the sky hasn't FALLEN, but it is FALLING.

I also thought of Nestor going to Achilles in the Iliad and telling him that the enemy was making their watchfires next to the Acheaen ships and asking Achilles whether he didn't think it was better to defend the ship before they were on fire.

And of course, I also thought of the old battleship and lighthouse joke.

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Re: Bomb cyclone warning for US Midwest
« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2019, 11:09:43 PM »
Yep.  It was a beautiful 75 degree day today.  Tomorrow:  2 inches of snow. 

We, thankfully, were not in the path of the last one that caused all the flooding in Nebraska,  and won't be in the worst part of this one.  We are *right* on the line.  One county to the west of us is expecting 60 mph winds. 

Nebraska getting 6 inches of snow from this one.  Man what a mess.
« Last Edit: April 10, 2019, 11:12:25 PM by grnidone »