I wanted to throw my cracker in the soup because I haven’t commented on the bevy of disasters that autumn is bringing.
LEFT – a table of all hurricanes with landfall pressures <= 940 mb at time of U.S. landfall. Irma was 929 mb and Harvey was 938 mb. (lower is worse)
As we all now know, the situation with Hurricane Harvey was that it stalled and just kept sucking warm water/moist air from the gulf and dumping it inland, and the flooding was near-Biblical.
It’s nice to keep the global warming or cooling in perspective. Hurricane weather is cyclical, by year and we’ve had some hurricane-free years lately, which bothered those who chose to blame President Trump.
Al Gore has not made an appearance there in Texas, helping to evacuate people, nor am I aware that he donated any of the money he made from his weather scam to help desperate populations. Harambe never lived to see it… I haven’t heard of Oprah, or any of the Hollywood elite showing up to clear trash in Houston either. Likewise Black Lives Matter and Occupy Houston aren’t showing up to work in soup kitchens. At times of crisis you find out who actually matters.
Storms, tornadoes, floods, fires, etc. are always worse when it’s your house that is flattened, flooded or burned to a cinder. OR when it’s you who are threatened or evacuated. I don’t know whether a generous heart to those who have been beat up by the storms/fires/floods will influence luck/karma but it doesn’t really matter. I always say that we should do what we can, where we can, and how we can to make the lives of others better.
Fredd pointed out on his blog that everywhere has seasonal delights and threats. You have to keep food in the larder and the powder dry and trust that the bell doesn’t toll for you. And if it does, that kind people are willing to help you as they are able.
The bell tolls for you, and it tolls for me.
No man is an island, entire of itself,
Each man's death diminishes me,
For I am involved in mankind.
Therefore, send not to know
For whom the bell tolls,
It tolls for thee.
(abridged for brevity by CW)
I think we have become complacent since Karina. Now everyone is in a panic over all the TV coverage. It is good and smart that FL is evacuating, just on common sense, but I have a hard time believing all the hype. Time may prove me wrong. though. I do have friends on the left coast that cannot leave due to infirmities. I wish them well.
I'm in the middle of Hurricane Irma and I'm hunkering down. We've got our windows boarded up, we've got supplies, and got several generators ready when we loose power. We hope for the best, but are prepared for the worst. Prayers are welcome.
Sigh… I'm old enough to remember when a hurricane was just a hurricane and didn't have to be political fight. Back in those days, Jimmy Buffet did a song, "Tryin' to Reason With Hurricane Season". They're just storms. Storms happen.
I think of the political class as the worst attention whores in the universe. If you don't pay attention to them every second of every day, they do awful things to you.
Just a few days ago, August 30, NOAA said, It is premature to conclude that human activities–and particularly greenhouse gas emissions that cause global warming–have already had a detectable impact on Atlantic hurricane or global tropical cyclone activity. That said, human activities may have already caused changes that are not yet detectable due to the small magnitude of the changes or observational limitations, or are not yet confidently modeled (e.g., aerosol effects on regional climate). Reference Note that they're "warmists" and say that in 80 years, storms might be 2 to 11% stronger. Gosh 11% stronger. Do you think we can build things 11% stronger given 80 years?
Well said, LL!
Too bad we can't move some of that rain West. Fires everywhere.
There was global warming back in the 1900s, too. I see a lot of record highs from back then, over 100 for Louisiana.
Nobody ever talks about the shift in the Earth's axis. I still think that is more responsible than other factors, for what is happening with the weather.
When idiots say that the hurricanes are retribution from Trump, what god are they referring to that they think did that? Gaia? Mother Nature?
They worship their own image and pronounce it divine.
Thanks for the hurricane chart, useful information and it goes to show that IF we'd been our Weather Tax since 1898 we'd have been spared a lot of trouble.
I don't know how that impacts hurricane looter demographics.
And not a single donation from Antifa, which is interesting, since Houston is a dem stronghold! sarc off/ Linda's point is probably more valid than most too!
We as a nation KNOW that there are areas that are prone to flooding that is caused by the weather. We've known that there's a problem since we threw the red men off the land – and yet we seem to have problems building to compensate. I'm throwing stones at politicians who take money to fix problems and then re-purpose it to buy votes. They should be hung from light poles and left there until their heads separate from their bodies as a message to future civil servants.
Too harsh? Too bad.
Prayers, love and concern from all of us. Please keep us posted and let us know if you have needs. You can always e-mail.
They're big damned storms and it would be useful (as I commented above) if measures were put in place to mitigate their damage to the extent possible. Those measures may be in place, but that isn't what it sounds like.
I don't think that anything new is happening to the weather. It's cyclical and that's "weather". We haven't had a hurricane in Florida for quite some time. Now we do and it's bad and people are hurt. It's a bad hurricane season to be sure.
Bullets stop looters no matter what the weather is like.
You don't expect the progs to donate money to help people or to show up and lend a hand do you? They're dirtbags. They're worse than that but decorum doesn't let me write it here on the public forum. They're just trash.
As an English bird, living in a country that isn't even as WIDE as your hurricane I can't imagine how scary and devastating it must be. However, I'm packing my wellies for when I visit Houston and some of the countryfolk from Cowboy Church that currently have lakeside properties. I'm still going to see them with a lucky trifle, come what may.
A safe trip to you, Jules. God bless.
Haha. I always tell others that, when they start going on about global warming/climate change.
Perhaps we are headed to a climate more like the dinosaurs had…
If you see a brontosaurus or a t-rex out by the old pecan tree, you'll know that it's begun…or that the product of the still has been tainted.
I just commented on the need for Wellies on your blog, Jules. Then I popped over here and you're commenting on the need as well. Cowboy boots don't work that well when the street signs are under water.
Be extra careful. All that standing water can lead to health issues. I know that the medical people are monitoring the situation and Houston isn't the Third world, but — this may not be the best time to visit Houston.
Linda – Thank you very much, thats really sweet of you. 🙂
Larry: We have Wellie synchronisation! Yeah, but I promised to go and I don't want to let them down. The people in that place have been proper nice to me no matter what I do so I owe it to them. I'll take plenty of vitamins! 😉
Just got internet back, and I have to disagree about hanging those politicians from light poles. They might cast unwanted shadows. Feed them to the pigs, pork is their currency after all and they will then be making their first real contribution. And last.
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