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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.
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Re: Bomb cyclone warning for US Midwest
« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2019, 05:32:24 PM »
>have this image of the oceans gently rising and lapping at the edge of waterfront cities and resorts.

For the fifth year in a row, a named storm has formed early in the Atlantic | Ars Technica
https://arstechnica.com/science/2019/05/for-the-fifth-year-in-a-row-a-named-storm-has-formed-early-in-the-atlantic/

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Re: Bomb cyclone warning for US Midwest
« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2019, 05:59:43 PM »
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"The world's 5 warmest years have all occurred since 2014."

Climate change: Earth just had its second-hottest April on record - Axios
https://www.axios.com/earth-second-hottest-april-climate-change-ac665707-54db-4741-a4ff-1b5ee7ab3e06.html

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Re: Bomb cyclone warning for US Midwest
« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2019, 12:20:28 AM »

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Re: Bomb cyclone warning for US Midwest
« Reply #6 on: June 21, 2019, 01:42:59 PM »
more lapping

Multiple Climate-Driven Disasters in the Midwest & Globally
http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2019/06/multiple-climate-driven-disasters-in-the-midwest-and-globally.html

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Re: Bomb cyclone warning for US Midwest
« Reply #7 on: June 21, 2019, 07:10:44 PM »
Yes, and time is running out. People are only now starting to realize that there's a big lag time on all this and even if we drop to zero tomorrow, things will get worse before they get better.

We basically need to get close to zero GG emissions AND develop carbon capture AND do it all very quickly.

It's unfortunate that Exxon, who had all the science on this back in the 1970s, opted for a campaign of delay and obfuscation, copying Big Tobacco. Small changes in 1980 would have made this process a lot easier. Now, we're pretty much screwed. If we don't see decisive action on this within 5 years (really BIG, decisive action), it will be game over. We are in triple overtime and the clock is ticking on this.

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Re: Bomb cyclone warning for US Midwest
« Reply #8 on: July 01, 2019, 03:08:27 PM »
Greenland just moved to Mexico

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At least six neighbourhoods in the city outskirts woke up to ice pellets up to two metres deep.

Nearly 200 homes and businesses reported hail damage, and at least 50 vehicles were swept away by the deluge of ice in hilly areas, some buried under piles of pellets.

Freak summer hailstorm buries cars in Mexico's Guadalajara | World news | The Guardian
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jul/01/freak-summer-hailstorm-buries-cars-in-mexicos-guadalajara

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Re: Bomb cyclone warning for US Midwest
« Reply #9 on: July 01, 2019, 06:56:17 PM »
I've never seen (video or otherwise) a sea of hail like that. In Mexico during summer, just wow.

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Re: Bomb cyclone warning for US Midwest
« Reply #10 on: July 01, 2019, 10:09:33 PM »
Biblical.

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Re: Bomb cyclone warning for US Midwest
« Reply #11 on: July 06, 2019, 02:19:03 PM »
Meanwhile.....

The temperature in France on June 28th surpassed 45 degrees Celsius (113 degrees Fahrenheit) for the first time.

 Anchorage, AK hit a record high of 90 degrees Fahrenheit on July 4th.

Record-Breaking Heat Around the World (in Photos) - Pacific Standard
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