The smell of death hangs over parts of Great Abaco Island in the northern Bahamas, where relief workers on Friday sifted through the debris of shattered homes and buildings in a search expected to dramatically drive up the death toll from Hurricane Dorian. www.reuters.com/article/us-storm-dorian/what-death-smells-like-dorians-toll-expected-to-soar-in-bahamas-idUSKCN1VR1XE
NASA astronauts Nick Hague and Christina Koch took to Twitter to share terrifying photos of Hurricane Dorian that they’d snapped from the ISS. futurism.com/the-byte/astronauts-photos-hurricane-dorian
Hurricane #Dorian looking impressive as it slowly intensifies and marches northwest towards the southeast USA coast.
There are even stranger ideas for how to take down a tropical cyclone than bombing it with a nuclear warhead, as President Trump suggested. www.nationalgeographic.com/environment/2019/08/beyond-nukes-how-scientists-dream-of-killing-hurricanes/
The number of heat-related deaths has more than tripled in Arizona and Nevada since 2014, new data show, raising concern about the limits of adaptation. www.nytimes.com/2019/08/26/climate/heat-deaths-southwest.html
The official start of the Atlantic hurricane season began with the arrival of June…but with the late summer and autumn months comes the peak of activity. This is a list of tropical cyclone safety and preparedness links that I hope you’ll find helpful and spearhead your preparedness plan. tornadoquest.org/hurricane-safety-and-preparedness/
The IPCC has published a new report on climate and land. The report includes chapters on land-climate interactions (land use changes are accelerating global warming, which is causing more extreme weather), desertification (deserts are expanding), land degradation (declining quality of soil, for example), and food security. The latter is a particularly critical topic, given our dependence on food and water supplies for survival. skepticalscience.com/news.php