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. We’ll go more into that in one of this week’s reads. 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. As always, there are many other good science reads to review, so let’s get started.
- Science communication is critical to conveying life saving information to the general public. In recent times, it’s been all the rage to express rage and the wrath of willful ignorance at scientific experts in fields ranging from weather warnings to climate change to the COVID-19 pandemic. Misinformation and disinformation are perils that increase the threat to human lives and prolong our return to a normal existence that we all long for.
- While on the topic of misinformation and disinformation, this is a particularly disturbing story on a small subset of medical professionals who are dismissing the threats of the current global pandemic.
- This is an interesting read on the brewing conflict between tech & environmental concerns. “The Fault In Our Stars.”
- At COP26, coming to a consensus regarding climate change is challenging…and the difficulties in reaching a consensus does include finances.
- Understandable concerns ahead of COP26. “Climate change: Nature readers say their fears are growing.”
- In many of the challenges that humanity faces, attitude can be essential to progress. “Why hope and optimism are crucial for fighting climate change.”
- This is a sound idea that, hopefully, will catch on world wide. “Seville, Spain becomes the first major city in the world to categorize and name heat waves.”
- After many, many weeks of tropical cyclone activity in the Atlantic, we’ve entered a quiet spell. Will this last for the rest of the hurricane season? What will it take to awaken this region’s slumber?
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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