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Meet Sandy's Family

by: Dragontide

Fri Nov 23, 2012 at 15:55:53 PM CST

  We're all well acquainted with Sandy. (Atlantic Ocean) Say hello to Paul (Pacific Ocean) and Anais. (Indian Ocean) Just a couple of Sandy's devil's reject family members. (The October, 2012 family)

 Hurricane Paul (Oct 13th–17th) made landfall in Mexico's Baja peninsula on October 17th, which resulted in flooding and power losses affecting nearly 16,000 people and damaged close to 1,000 homes.

 Anais was deemed as the strongest hurricane (equivalent to a Category 3 hurricane in the Atlantic Basin)  to occur so early in the season. (Oct 12th–19th)

  A widespread dust storm (with 70 mph winds) blasted across Nebraska, Wyoming, Colorado, Oklahoma, and Kansas October 18th.

 Floods in France. Heat records broken in Bulgaria. The list of devastation in October goes on & on & on.

 The N.O.A.A. reports from 2010 read like a Stephen King book. Among all the broken weather records in 2011 were tornado records in the U.S. and this year we get record drought and Frankenstorm.

 Yet the climate change denial society presses on:

"It is premature to claim it (Hurricane Sandy) has any global significance, such as a response to global warming. We would need to see more of these events occurring over many years, on a quasi-global basis."
Dr. Roy Spencer

 *cough.. cough.. Koch Brothers.. cough*

 It's a sad state of affairs when scientific law can be dictated dictated by the highest bidder. 2+2=847 if the price is right.

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Unfortunately, we are likely to see all too much of Sandy's relatives in the future.  As for Roy Spencer and his pal, Alabama climatologist John Christie, those guys are an embarrassment to their profession.  Math is always going to win in the physical world -- denying it just makes you look like an idiot.

Work harder and work smarter!

Sometime later this decade (4.00 / 1)

when the facts hit the fan, when some folk realize they were deceived and could have blunted the intensity of the weather in the world by possible acts, they will be peeved off and not at themselves, and they will react as stupidly and irrationally as humans certainly do.

We, even if we got all nations in the world to cooperate, cannot stop the consequences of our inaction; yet we can plan what to do for the changes which may wreak havoc with our food supplies, damage to infrastructure, and populations which may suffer privation.

It's too late.  We should have begun two decades or more ago.  Humans face possible continental extinctions and disruptions.

I'm seventy.  I will be dead before the worse. You younger folk have to work it now or never.

I will help.

Qui bibit, dormit; qui dormit, non peccat; qui non peccat, sanctus est; ergo qui bibit sanctus est.

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 It's very late in the game but it's not "too late" for the possibility of Smucker's wishing you a happy 100th Birthday on TV in a world where climate change is under control.

 The likes of the Koch Brothers, Roy Spencer and the congressional members of the Scorched Earth Society want nothing more than everybody thinking that it's too late to stop climate change. Anything to dig deeper into the coal mines and keep the "Drill Baby Drill" mindset alive. 

 What needs to be done is not much different than what was done in WWII. Only this time we put windmills, solar panels and electric cars into mass production, instead of planes, tanks & jeeps. The likes of China and India will do the same if we set the proper example.  

October 2012 was the 332nd consecutive month with a global temperature above the 20th century average. The last month with below-average temperature was February 1985. - N.O.A.A.

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