Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms

In the Southern Indian Ocean:

Tropical cyclone 22s (Ivanhoe), is located approximately 995 nm southwest of Cocos Island and is tracking south-southeastward at 25 knots.

Tropical cyclone (tc) 23p (Ita), is located approximately 552 nm east-northeast of Cairns, Australia, and is tracking westward at5 knots.

In the Western Pacific:

Tropical Storm (TS) 05w (Peipah), is located approximate 94nm east-southeast of Koror, and is tracking west-northwestward at 15 knots.

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Global Warming

The Scientific Debate On Global Warming In One Chart

The next time someone tries to tell you that there’s a legitimate scientific debate about man-made global warming, point them to this chart.

It was created by James Powell, an MIT-trained geochemist, longtime Oberlin professor, and former member of the National Science Board (under Presidents Reagan and George H.W. Bush). He searched for all studies published in 2013 that mentioned “global warming,” “global climate change,” or “climate change,” and found 10,885 of them.

Powell combed through the papers and found only two that rejected the idea that humans are responsible for climate change.

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Volcanos

Bison Flee Imminent Yellowstone Eruption !?

Videos posted online of bison apparently fleeing Yellowstone National Park at about the same time the area was jolted by the strongest quake since 1980 have sparked fears of a catastrophic eruption.

The geothermal park sits atop a massive super volcano that has produced a series of violent eruptions.

A catastrophic one 2 million years ago covered half of North America with ash and wiped out populations of prehistoric animals, according to the Yellowstone Volcano Observatory (YVO).

So bloggers and survivalists say the videos clearly show the park’s bison have been “running for their lives” due to instincts that warn them of impending disaster.

But the YVO denies there is an increased threat of an eruption, pointing out the bison videos were posted (at least) weeks before the March 30 quake.

Seismologists have said a Yellowstone eruption is unlikely to occur within the next thousand or even 10,000 years.

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