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Scientists warn California could be struck by winter ‘superstorm’ – Yahoo! News

Scientists warn California could be struck by winter ‘superstorm’ – Yahoo! News.

“The risk is gathering momentum now, scientists say, due to rising temperatures in the atmosphere, which has generally made weather patterns more volatile.”

I hate to keep harping here, but our poisoning of the environment is the only reasonable cause of each and every mega natural disaster that has been coming down the road. Our biggest threat continues to be the destabilizing pockets of methane in the ever warming tundra and waters of the arctic circle. If these pockets should ever reach the critical point to where they ignite, scientist predict that the resulting explosion will create a world wide “thermocolypse”, which will result in an instant global mass extinction.

I can’t preach this enough; we need to drastically reduce our ecological foot print, and fast.

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  1. Moe
    January 18, 2011 at 3:40 pm

    Thanks for stopping by – and I cannot agree with you more on the warming situtation. Methane has stayed under the radar in mainstream news reporting, but it’s the most terrifying of all.

    If one more person looks at the snow and says to me ‘how bout that global warming, eh?’, I refuse to be responsible for any social misbehavior that follows!

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    • January 19, 2011 at 11:31 am

      I hear that garbage all the time as well. What people don’t realize is that well for starters, it’s winter! In spite of higher yearly average temps, it’s still going to be cold most of the time during the season. Where people fail to realize the effects of global warming during winter time is the increased precipitation and the severity of winter storms. As I’m sure you know but many don’t, is that higher global temps increase evaporation which in turn affects global weather patterns. This is why the flooding in Brazil and Queensland is so severe, and why most of the states in the union are covered with snow and ice right now.

      And you’re right; if I hear one more person pull out the “how about that global warming eh?” card, I’m going to be very tempted to hit them with my snow shovel.

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  2. January 22, 2011 at 7:55 pm

    Environmental disaster is already happening, disproportionately in poor, communities of color. These communities are exposed to toxic chemicals daily and I think we should better understand this issue. I discuss this in these two links.

    http://ourgreatendeavor.wordpress.com/2011/01/22/e-pluribus-nullus-out-of-many-none/

    http://ourgreatendeavor.wordpress.com/2011/01/22/combating-environmental-racism-p2/

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    • January 23, 2011 at 10:53 am

      Thank you for sharing those links, they were enlightening. The slow poisoning of our own people, particularly in repressed areas is often kept hush hush by our government and the media. Two particular examples that I can think of is in Hamilton Ohio and Somerset Kentucky. Hamilton is where my wife grew up; it’s was also the location of a power plant that was leaking all kinds of nasty stuff into the Great Miami River. Many of the population of Hamilton,including my wife are suffering serious health issues as well as passing on damaged genes to their offspring. In Somerset up until 2000, the water was full of copper and mercury. Now there is a disproportionate amount of children who have special needs as compared to the rest of Kentucky. I would bet that almost all of our super funds sites are near repressed areas as well.

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