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Re: The Weather (2024)
« Reply #101: June 21, 2024, 08:56:47 AM »
https://www.washingtonpost.com/weather/2024/06/20/dust-storm-haboob-new-mexico/

Haboob!
That's wild. I fear that insane weather events such as this are nothing compared to what we're likely to see in the coming years/decades.

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« Reply #102: June 21, 2024, 09:30:47 AM »
Good of them to post the image rather than just reposting the tweet, I haven't clicked on a Twitter/X link in a year and a half.

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Re: The Weather (2024)
« Reply #103: June 22, 2024, 10:07:15 PM »
A 300+MPH tornado was recorded in Iowa today according to Reed Timmer, that's the strongest tornado ever recorded.

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« Reply #104: June 23, 2024, 12:24:01 PM »
A 300+MPH tornado was recorded in Iowa today according to Reed Timmer, that's the strongest tornado ever recorded.

My theory is that climate scientists already know we're very much screwed, but they don't want to tell the world exactly how bad it is, for fear of inciting panic.

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« Reply #105: June 23, 2024, 12:40:18 PM »
My theory is that climate scientists already know we're very much screwed, but they don't want to tell the world exactly how bad it is, for fear of inciting panic.

Technically, I think they have been telling us for a good while and people have just mostly laughed it off and called them irrational panic monkeys. I guess if nothing else, most people seem to accept that the climate is changing, now. The major point of resistance looks to be whether this is just a natural weather cycle and change, or if it is indeed manmade climate change. There's also a healthy side of 'What does it matter why it's changing? I'll be dead before it's all that bad so it's not really my problem to worry about.'

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« Reply #106: June 23, 2024, 12:51:49 PM »
There was a good article in the Post last year about the how "Climate Doomerism" is replacing "Climate Denialism" as the bigger problem in the eyes of many climate scientists:

https://wapo.st/3KYfpho

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Re: The Weather (2024)
« Reply #107: June 23, 2024, 04:42:17 PM »
Tornadoes in Connecticut right now. There were high probability forecasts earlier for tornados stretching from Vermont to Maine.

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« Reply #108: June 23, 2024, 05:54:10 PM »
Technically, I think they have been telling us for a good while and people have just mostly laughed it off and called them irrational panic monkeys. I guess if nothing else, most people seem to accept that the climate is changing, now. The major point of resistance looks to be whether this is just a natural weather cycle and change, or if it is indeed manmade climate change. There's also a healthy side of 'What does it matter why it's changing? I'll be dead before it's all that bad so it's not really my problem to worry about.'

Exactly.

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Re: The Weather (2024)
« Reply #110: July 02, 2024, 12:08:52 AM »
Beryl is a cat 5 :shock:

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Re: The Weather (2024)
« Reply #111: July 02, 2024, 09:25:58 AM »
Beryl is a cat 5 :shock:
it's like it's powered up on fossil fuels or something.

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« Reply #112: July 10, 2024, 01:06:22 PM »
Tornados in Buffalo from Beryl

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Re: The Weather (2024)
« Reply #113: July 16, 2024, 02:34:10 PM »
DC hits 101 for the 3rd straight day. DC 101 must be celebrating?