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Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Jose, etc.

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by onejayhawk, Aug 24, 2017.

  1. bernie14

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    So, your grandma is a liberal?....we are hunkered down....yesterday, we were right in the middle of the cone.....today, we are slightly out of the cone....hopefully it will continue west...
     
  2. Commodore

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    Nope. Roman Catholic.
     
  3. bernie14

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    Almost as bad :lol:
     
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    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry...b20e4b0354e44113b7d?ncid=inblnkushpmg00000009

    This article is for those who say Harvey and Irma is due to climate change. The fact of the matter is they don't know yet. They can't predict how the warmer temps will affect storms. But what they do say is it will increase rainfall, which I agree with. Similar to how the Eocene age (epoch) was 50 million years ago. Though they had a cooling later on during that age which you guys should read about, it's pretty interesting and makes you think the planet is self correcting, and we probably shouldn't worry about global warming all that much. Because honestly, the only way to even slow down global warming is stop burning fossil fuels completely. Not these minor reductions in the Paris accords. Complete shut down of burning all fossil fuels (and wood as well). And yes society would fall apart with 90% or so unemployment if we did that. Solar and wind just suck. And stop saying technology will make solar better. It's been 50 years, and solar still isn't much, if any better. I believe Earth forces are more powerful than humans, and the planet will correct itself long after the fossil fuels run out and humans are dead (this is not a bad thing). And in the end, does it matter? The sun will devour the planet anyways. :p
     
  6. Pokurcz

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    Clearly God is irate because he only smites Republican states.
     
  7. onejayhawk

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    You got some bad reporting (fake news if you prefer). Limbaugh was dumping those that link the hurricanes to climate change. For example:

    Even the article is dismissive of the link between hurricanes and climate change.

    Irma's path is drifting increasingly west. Rather than running up the Atlantic coast and back out to sea, the storm is moving toward the Gulf coast and eventually into Georgia and Alabama. Miami is already in the outer bands, which dump heavy rain and gale force winds. The storm center is not expected to make landfall until the small hours of Sunday morning.
    http://www.refinery29.com/2017/09/171517/hurricane-irma-florida-report

    J
     
  8. Berzerker

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    Its been 12 years since we had an active hurricane season
     
  9. Cutlass

    Cutlass The Man Who Wasn't There.

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    Finally some good news. :) Jose is moving NW away from the Antilles. Once it gets up to the latitude of Miami, it will button hook to the right and fade away. :cool:
     
  11. Berzerker

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    hmm...one heads west and hits Texas, the next turns north over Florida (?) and a 3rd heads up the Atlantic... Is there something to that sequence? Like maybe hurricanes 'drain' energy making the next seek better conditions.

    Irma's rebuilding strength as it gets away from Cuba
     
  12. FriendlyFire

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    So its a conspiracy to get people to go and buy things like stuff to repair your home and batteries becasuse you know people getting smashed by a Hurricane might need "stuff"
    And like fill up on "water" because you know you might need "water" or you could just drink the water on the street for free instead.

    Maybe being a drug user has caused brain damage.

     
  13. onejayhawk

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    From what you quoted, you should agree that you had bad reporting. What you quoted is not consistent with:

    People take advantage of emergency situations. Do you deny it?

    Hurricanes have a hook in their drive. They always pull right. However, they have been known to fade left first.

    As bad as this will be for most of Florida, I think Cuba has it worse. Winds over 140 kph raked the northern shore for almost 500 km. Storm surge of 6 m has been reported in the smaller islands, probably also for Cuba. Is this going to be the disaster no one talks about?

    J
     
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  14. ThERat

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    I am also surprised why so much is talked about Florida, when the real victims are on other Islands. Typical...
     
  15. Synsensa

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    It seems reasonable that American people and American news corporations would be more concerned about the damage and risks to American land.
     
  16. Perfection

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    Unless it's Puerto Rico, of course.
     
  17. Commodore

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    I don't know what news you were watching, but I heard Puerto Rico being talked about quite a bit.
     
  18. FriendlyFire

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    Thats right the "Liberal" media can hype up "Fear" for "profit"
    I wonder where they could have gotten that idea from ? OH WAIT

    Seriously of all the people complaining about media over sensationinalisng things, distorting the news for profit and views
    We already know its been going downhill since G.W.Bush, and eventually lead to the election of Trump. The shoe is on the other foot now. Seems rich that this is coming from the Rush
     
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  19. Zkribbler

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    The eye-wall is about to hit the keys.

    I had to stop watching because too many weather smucks were getting blown around with the in-studio anchor telling them to "be safe." :mad:
     
  20. onejayhawk

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    The real victims are on the mainland by simple head count.

    That said, the mainland is where the news reporters live.

    J
     

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