Greetings to everyone! I hope this week’s post finds you happy, healthy and the weather is to your liking. Across North America, the severe weather season continues. The current tornado count is not far from an average year. If you’d like a detailed review of tornado and severe weather safety, please review posts from March and April. You’ll find a plethora of severe weather, tornado, and flood safety information. The Atlantic hurricane season officially began on June 1. This week, there’s a complete page of information on hurricane safety. There are many other good science reads to review for this week, so let’s get started.
- As human being are want to do, we are subject to biases, trusting sensationalist rumors over experts, misinformation, and disinformation. Once we acknowledge that fact, the real work begins. “Can we keep human inconsistency from confusing expert advice?“
- On the irrevocable climate link to socioeconomics. “Climate crisis to shrink G7 economies twice as much as Covid-19, says research.”
- Here’s some good news for a change…especially when one considers the mosquito is one of the most dangerous critters on the planet for humankind. “A Pivotal Mosquito Experiment Could Not Have Gone Better.”
- Speaking of dangerous critters, ticks are another hazard to human health that can’t be ignored. This year could be a bad one for ticks…and climate change may play a part.
- The effects of climate change are having deleterious changes in the the world’s lakes. This is even more of a crisis when lakes and rivers, though they only cover 1% of the Earth’s surface, are rich in biodiversity.
- Based on new data from the World Meteorological Organization, our planet is on course to, “hit watershed 1.5 °C rise in next five years.”
- We can’t have enough good news like this. Considering the opportunities for worst case scenarios, this has been (so far) a very good year regarding tornado activity and intensity across the USA. “No severe tornadoes hit the U.S. this May for first time on record.”
- The Atlantic hurricane season outlook has been released by NOAA. A busier than normal tropical cyclone season is predicted. We’ve already had our first named storm for the Atlantic. Time will tell whether the outlook verifies. Regardless, it’s best to prepare for the storm you hope never happens.
Click on HURRICANE SAFETY AND PREPAREDNESS to make your way to a wide variety of links and helpful information from staying informed on the storms to assembling preparedness kits for your family and pets.
That’s a wrap for this post! As I mentioned in the introduction, if you’d like a detailed review of tornado and severe weather safety, please review the previous posts. Next week we’ll continue information on hurricane preparedness. I’d like to extend a big ‘Thank You’ to my followers in social media. I’m glad you’re along for the fun! If you’re on Twitter, Tumblr, or Instagram, let’s connect! As for the COVID-19 pandemic, get vaccinated, sport a spiffy mask, practice good hand-washing hygiene, mind your social distancing, stay safe, and stay healthy!
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