Friday, October 12, 2018


We are told it would would hurt the economy to avoid global warming. I guess we can see their point in the results of hurricanes Florence and Michael, which happened less than a month apart. Just think of the extra business hospitals and rescue workers got. Think of all the business there will be for people to clean up the mess, and repair and rebuild. Do we really want to give up this aid to the economy. Do we really want to deprive undertakers of extra work?
Oct. 10, 2018
If you’ve noticed that torrential rain storms are getting more common, you’re right.
Andreas Prein of the National Center for Atmospheric Research says the amount of rain that falls during the most intense storms is increasing all over the country. The change is most extreme in northeastern states …
Prein: “… where we have up to seventy percent higher intensities of rainfall than we had fifty years ago.”
One of the reasons is that warmer air can hold more evaporated water. So as temperatures increase, clouds can hold more moisture, which means more water can fall in a single storm.
And with more intense storms comes an increased risk of flash floods, which can threaten lives and damage property.
[Also warm water evaporates faster.]
tags: extreme weather, severe weather
Feb. 16, 2018
An indictment filed Friday by the special counsel to investigate Russia’s involvement in the 2016 presidential election shows the lengths a Russian troll farm went to inflame racial tensions, operating several social accounts that intended to discourage African-Americans from voting in an election shaped largely by racial issues.
In all, 13 Russian nationals and three companies were formally accused of interfering in the 2016 presidential election. According to a 37-page document released Friday by special counsel Robert Mueller, Russian operatives working for the St. Petersburg-based Internet Research Agency used several social media accounts on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram — including ones called “Woke Blacks” and “Blacktivists” — to urge Americans to vote for third-party candidates or sit out the election entirely.

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