Here’s a great place to start. I wouldn’t classify it a buzz phrase as much as a mix of ideas for how to build a climate-resilient society and economy. The select committee is the group that would be tasked with making a blueprint on how to put them all together.
I should’ve been clearer that nukes aren’t a source of carbon pollution. However, ClearPath, the group in question, is also pro-fracking and clean coal which both have serious issues in terms of emissions and feasibility.
Yeah it’s kinda one of those this is bad but also good but also bad situations. I thought this quote summed it up well:
Just didn’t wanna get dead AAA baseball player fans excited.
Oh yeah I wasn’t trying to say Florida has bad building codes, just that codes are one of the many things in governments’ climate adaptation toolkits.
Buildings have been turned into shells, their windows completely blown out by Michael’s powerful winds.
As one of the strongest storms in U.S. history batters Florida, the president is going to a pep rally. Cool.
Wire photos are starting to come in from AP and Getty. Here’s what their photographers are seeing.
At this morning press conference, FEMA Administrator Brock Long noted that Florida’s building codes call for structures to be able to withstand Category 3 winds. Michael is officially packing Category 4 (and quite possibly Category 5) winds. Many buildings don’t stand a chance, and Michael is ripping them open like…
A study in contrasts. Ahead of Michael’s eye, winds are absolutely ripping in Panama City, turning the air into a river. But inside the eye, there is calm at Tyndall Air Force Base. The sun is out for a brief moment before the backside of the eye wall brings chaos roaring back.
Jim Cantore, the Weather Channel’s top storm chaser, nearly got nailed by flying debris on camera. Sorry but I fail to see how these types of live shots and the accompanying ratings are worth the risk. Cantore and his crew are literally wearing batting helmets to keep their noggins intact. Not sure that’ll protect…
The damage shown in the image below is one thing. But the fact that Michael is one of “the nastiest, scariest f*cking ‘canes” Josh Morgerman has been is another. He’s a storm chaser who has been at landfall for dozens of terrifying storms from Hurricane Maria to Super Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines to Hurricane…
Being caught in storm surge looks like a dishwasher from hell.
It’s official. Michael has arrived on U.S. soil, making landfall near Mexico Beach. Early reports suggest this could be the third-strongest storm to ever make landfall in U.S. history.
In an update from the National Hurricane Center, Michael’s winds are now up to 150 mph and its pressure is down to 923 millibars (lower pressure means a more intense storm). If that pressure holds, it will be the fifth-strongest hurricane to make landfall in U.S. history. If it drops another millibar, it will tie…
We’re focused on Florida but the impacts are going to extend further. There are now tropical storm warnings and a storm surge watch for North Carolina, which was whacked by Florence less than a month ago. Here’s where the warnings are (along with some good news for Mississippi and Alabama):
If Michael maintains its current wind speeds of 145 mph (125 knots in the chart below), it will the fifth-strongest storm to ever hit Florida.
As always, astronauts have the best perspective of hurricanes and their raw strength. Here’s the view from the International Space Station live cam (which you can watch live at anytime for less harrowing views of our planet):
I don’t get chills reading tweets often (or at all really), but I’ve had them all morning seeing how worried meteorologists are.