A Florida sheriff stirred up controversy this week after he revealed that deputies would be checking IDs at local hurricane shelters and arresting anyone with an outstanding warrant, which can be issued for something as common as a traffic ticket. In a tweet on Wednesday, Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd warned that “sworn LEOs will be… Continue Reading →
Climate change is an issue that should not be partisan, yet in the United States, acceptance and belief in action on the issue are split down Party lines. This is because the wealthy interests who own the Republican Party don’t want action on climate change because it could cut into their profits, and they are the… Continue Reading →
— ABC News (@ABC) September 2, 2017
If you live in Florida or along the Atlantic coast, you should check your flood probability here.
I live about a half-mile from the Delaware River, in a part of the city called the Riverwards. It’s very, very flat here.
I also live a half-mile south of a former chemical plant, and about a mile northwest of a major gas facility that stores liquified natural gas. (They call the ships that carry LNG “floating bombs.”)
I’m about three blocks north of Frankford Creek.
And now there’s this new hurricane, Hurricane Irma. Looks like it’s going to be a Cat 4, just like Harvey. They’re saying it might hit the East Coast in a week to ten days, although it’s still too early to tell.
As we just saw in Texas, an awful lot of people in America live sandwiched in between all kinds of potential threats. The less wealthy you are, the more likely it is. The job providers who get rich off these facilities live nowhere near them.
Bless their hearts.
Irma might turn out to sea and become what weather geeks call a fish storm. I hope so. But it does seem likely to hit the coast; we just don’t know how far north. The models are scary, but models aren’t the same as forecasts. If this was a forecast, I’d already be in my car and heading west:
— Seth D. Michaels 🌲 (@sethdmichaels) August 9, 2017
The New York Times published a draft of the report on Monday night. Power Plant A coal-fired power plant in Arizona John Fowler/Flickr The New York Times published a draft of a long-awaited government report on climate change on Monday night and the picture it paints is dire. Though the copy obtained by The New York… Continue Reading →
Almost 6 months ago, media sources were speculating on the prices of Tesla’s solar roofing tiles – and now, the numbers are in. In contrast to the original price tag of $24.50 per square foot that was previously estimated by Consumer Reports, Tesla announced in May that the tiles would be $21.85 – roughly 20% less… Continue Reading →
Northern states might actually profit as the planet warms. This article will probably make you wish that you lived in Seattle. Pexels Union County, Florida is 250 square miles, nestled in the middle of the state’s pan—not the handle—about an hour southwest of Jacksonville and nearly as far from the state’s southern border. Residents depend on… Continue Reading →
Nikki Haley refused to agree with CNN’s Jake Tapper when he asked her about Trump’s view on global warming, “You’re not willing to acknowledge that calling climate change a Chinese hoax is just a big box of crazy” and “it’s nonsense?” Instead, the UN ambassador tried to hoodwink Americans by switching the topic to the Paris… Continue Reading →
Syria and Nicaragua is proud to accept the United States into their league of third-world nations for whom climate change is neither a priority nor a concern. Meanwhile, the President of the United States has now informed the world that he is willing to cede leadership on climate change to China, preferring to bow before the… Continue Reading →