Greetings everyone! I hope everyone is doing well. The tropical Atlantic is very busy after a very quiet start to the 2022 hurricane season. Hurricane Ian has been the big weather event in the USA this week with two landfalls and a tremendous amount of devastation left in its wake. This week, I’ll continue with helpful infographics on preparing an emergency kit that will be helpful in any tropical storm or hurricane scenario as well as an infographic cautioning you to the hazards and dangers of using unofficial sources for weather information. As usual, there are many other essential and important reads to review on climate, weather, and other science related topics, so let’s get started.
- Zoos are fun, educational, and give humans a perspective on other forms of life on our planet. But, are they ethical?
- The recent methane blasts in the Baltic sea have not only political ramifications, but environmental issues as well.
- These flares are a common sight in many of the prominent oil producing regions around the world. “Gas flares are leaking five times as much methane than previously thought.“
- The devastation in the wake of Hurricane Ian is reminder of how vulnerable many regions are to these tropical cyclones. Here’s a chilling read that conveys just how vulnerable hospitals in the region are to wind and floods from these storms.
- Hurricane Ian will go in the record books by many metrics including having made landfall in Florida as a Category 4. It’s no coincidence that climate change has helped fuel the intensity of Ian and many other exceptionally intense hurricanes in recent years.
- Here are some startling images from NOAA showing just a small amount of the damage done by Hurricane Ian. While many homes look intact, they are severely compromised structurally and have significant flood damage from the storm surge.
- The latest USA Drought Monitor is out. The western two-thirds of the contiguous USA are still in the grips of very dry conditions with no relief in sight according to long range autumn outlooks.
- Last but not least, if you’re looking for hurricane preparedness information, here’s your one stop for everything you need to know for before, during 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, let’s connect! Remember, prepare ahead now for the storm you hope never happens!
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