Greetings everyone! I hope this week’s post finds all of you well. For the eastern Pacific and Atlantic, the hurricane season is wrapping up soon but there is still potential for development. Hurricane Nicole, the first November hurricane to make landfall in the USA in over forty years is proof positive that events can still occur well into the autumn. Therefore, I’ll continue sharing helpful information on preparing an emergency kit that will be helpful in a hurricane, severe weather, or winter storm scenario. There are many essential science reads this week including important information on the COP27 summit, so let’s get started.
- Let’s start this week with an informative read on how to avoid misinformation online and not become part of the problem by spread it around.
- According to the United Nations, the current COP27 summit must pave the way for serious work and efforts to address the climate crisis.
- This is not a little disconcerting. “Explosion in number of fossil fuel lobbyists at COP27 climate summit.”
- Here’s very encouraging news regarding renewable energy from wind turbines and a unique design that may replace many of the standard wind turbines with ‘propeller’ blades.
- This is a very intriguing look at a variety of unusual weather terms, many of which you probably haven’t heard of.
- This is the NOAA assessment of the climate in the USA for October 2022. Amongst other metrics, it was a warm month overall.
- I’m reposting this due to the fact that hyperbole, sensationalism, misinformation, and disinformation are pervasive in severe weather, hurricane, and winter storm scenarios. Who do you trust when it comes to natural disasters such as hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, earthquakes, etc? The simple and most sane answer is to stay with official resources. This is the best and safety way to avoid the misinformation and disinformation that is so pervasive in social media.
- Here’s a look at the latest US Drought Monitor. Drought conditions still plague much of the contiguous USA with many midwestern and southern states now experiencing moderate to severe drought.
- Last but certainly not least, if you’re looking for hurricane preparedness information, here’s your one stop website for everything you need to know for before, and after the storm. This all inclusive website from NOAA will help you prepare for the storm and tell you how to stay safe afterwards. The infographics below will help you prepare an emergency kit and use discretion when you come across questionable weather information/forecasts/hyperbole when online or using social media.
That’s a wrap for this post! Thanks to everyone for stopping by. A big ‘Thank You’ to my followers in social media. If you’re on Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram, or Facebook, a follow is appreciated! And remember, prepare ahead for the storm you hope never happens!
See you next Saturday!
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