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Aired on the Doomstead Diner on January 6, 2016
Cometh the Floods
In our newest feature on the Diner, Weather Gone Wild TM, we're going to be taking a closer look at all the Wild & Wacky Weather events transpiring around the Globe these days. We'll be speculating on the causes, possible outcomes, better & worse locations and timelines to be aware of. In depth research by the Diners will provide the underpinning of this analysis. 🙂
Now, onto the FLOODS!
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Discuss this Video Rant at the the Diner TV Table inside the Diner
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In this series, I am going to look at the various climatic issues we are facing down as the Ocean Heat Content continues its inexorable increase as the earth produces more geotectonic energy and as Homo Sap loads up the atmosphere with more CO2 by burning fossil fuels.
The two effects are synergistic, although IMHO the greater factor here is Geotectonic energy release rather than the Anthropogenic causation. Either way though, it really doesn't matter, the overall effect is a rapidly changing climate which there is little to nothing we can do to stop it from occuring. So again IMHO, what we need to do now if we expect to survive this period is to figure our means and methods to ADAPT to a changing climate, rather than trying to stop the climate from changing, although certainly changing our overall behaviors and not exacerbating the problems would be a good idea at the moment.
The effect of more energy available in the system, from wherever it is coming is to make all sorts of weather events more extreme or more frequent. We no longer just have Typhoons, now we have “Super Typhoons”. We no longer have Droughts, now we have “Extreme Droughts”. We no longer have Tornadoes, now we have tornadoes popping up every other day in places they never popped up before, like Boston for instance. Boston is a bit removed from Tornado Alley you know. Nowadays we don't just have Floods, we have 500 year floods that occur every year. LOL.