Greetings everyone and thank you for visiting. It’s certainly been another busy week for science news. For the time being, the tropical Atlantic is quiet. This week’s post will continue with a plethora of links to help you with hurricane preparations. There are still several more weeks left in the Atlantic hurricane season, so now is the time to prepare for the storm you hope never happens. There are many other good science reads to review, so let’s get started.
- A very timely and appropriate read for our contemporary society. “Be Rational” by Steven Pinker.
- While on the topic of rationality, this is a very thought provoking read. Truth be know, faults actually comes from both sides. “How the Smug Politics of COVID-19 Empowers the Far Right.”
- Here is some very cool astronomy news. “NASA’s Persevere Rover Finds Signs Of Epic Ancient Floods On Mars.”
- “Forecasting space weather is hard, but a new Australian satellite could make it easier.” Changes in space weather can wreak havoc with electronics in space & down to the ground.
- A good read on adjusting to a new normal in a warming world. “Deploy heat officers, policies & metrics.”
- This is a good listen on a major league environmental disaster. “An oil spill has hit sensitive marshland along the coast of Southern California.”
- “Ozone Pollution: An Insidious & Growing Threat to Biodiversity.” Ground-level ozone has long been known to pose a threat to human health.
- Not surprising that this trend is growing. “It’s not just you: Everyone is Googling ‘climate anxiety.’”
- A new report from the World Meteorological Organization focuses on the increasing number of water related hazards (floods, droughts, etc.).
HURRICANE SAFETY AND PREPAREDNESS
The official start of the Atlantic hurricane season began June 1, 2021. As is the case with most years, 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. None of the links on this page should be used for life-&-death decisions or the protection of property!
HURRICANE SAFETY & EDUCATIONAL INFORMATION
The following infographics cover many important topics including emergency kits, staying informed, and avoiding misinformation and disinformation that are applicable to tropical cyclone scenarios. Tornadoes are also common in land-falling tropical storms and hurricanes. If in doubt, always stay with OFFICIAL sources of important information, forecasts, and warnings.
Even though this infographic is focused on winter weather, it certainly applies to weather information year round. Diligence from January through December is important to cull through misinformation, disinformation, and unfounded rumors.
Please keep in mind that ONLY NOAA weather radio, your local National Weather Service office, or reliable broadcast media are the BEST sources of important, timely, and potentially life-saving information on hurricane/tropical storm watches, warnings, and other related warnings! None of the links on this page should be used for life-&-death decisions or the protection of property!
That’s a wrap for this post! Next week we’ll continue information on hurricane preparedness and safety. A big ‘Thank You’ to my followers in social media. If you’re on Twitter, Tumblr, or Instagram, let’s connect! As for the COVID-19 pandemic, get vaccinated, sport a quality mask, practice good hand-washing hygiene, mind your social distancing, stay positive, and test negative!
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