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Posted: 28 August 2017 02:18 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 16 ]
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LoisL - 25 August 2017 12:27 PM

Also, don’t look to the Federal government under Trump to help out. To Trump and the Republicans it would look like Socialism! to give aid. Texans should be able to help themselves, after all. Stands to reason, if the federal gummint helps them they’ll get fat and lazy and won’t do anything for themselves and will keep on expecting handouts.

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  Our state has a budget surplus; has been that way for nearly two decades.  (Odd, this is directly thanks to George Bush and Rick Perry, i will explain if need be.)  We do have a pension debt problem I won’t elaborate on though.  But we have nearly 10 billion for “rainy days”.  Texans are notoriously proud and much more unified than a lot of the country.  We will accept help and since it’s our own money any way the federal government has an obligation to help. 

  It’s not that bad yet, but I read that Rockport and Corpus Christi were hit very hard.  Houston is mostly getting just downpours.  I hope everyone is safe in the more affected areas though, my company will likely be volunteering to help clean up.

If Texas has a nice surplus, they won’t be needing any Federal Funds. That should please Trump who doesn’t want to send any, anyway. Let Texas take care of Texas. Why should the rest of the country have to help out a state with surplus funds? The great state of Texas can fix their own flood damage with their surplus.

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Posted: 28 August 2017 06:50 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 17 ]
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Sadly this is for real and not a joke, before it’s over, we’re going to find out what happens in Texas doesn’t stay in Texas.
At the very least think oil and chemical refineries and distribution centers.
If this storm slowly rolls along the Gulf Coast, Louisiana and New Orleans will see serious flood damage.

Most news stories that I’ve read regarding the AGW Hurricane connect are a muddle of facts presented following the contrarian script of willfully not connecting dots.
Desperately seeking to soft peddle the connection they rather following contrarian talking points and pose ridiculous questions like “Did global warming cause Harvey?’
rather than focusing on the facts such as they are:

* Global warming is definitely directly related to that hot Gulf of Mexico waters !

* Global warming is definitely directly related to the fact that the atmosphere is holding more moisture and making it available for storm systems such as Harvey to collect and dump.

* Global warming is definitely directly related to the fact that our Jet Stream has gotten weirder and is current causing the stalling and
reversal of Harvey’s northward movement, thus multiplying the torrential rains.

* Global warming is definitely directly related to the fact that sea level is rising and thus adding substantial to damaging storm surges.


For those that want to focus on the facts might I suggest couple very informative videos:

Horrendous Hurricane Harvey Tutorial B
Paul Beckwith
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iPZO1KtZewA

Horrendous Hurricane Harvey Tutorial A
Paul Beckwith
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z0-Os6jYtNo

https://paulbeckwith.net/about/
https://paulbeckwith.net/curriculum-vitae/

This is what used to be a 500 or even 1000 year event, unfortunately we have entered a new reality and it has become our new normal.
Does “Hato” mean anything to anyone?
Hang on there will be others.

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Posted: 28 August 2017 10:09 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 18 ]
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Dr. Curry did a workup on the weather computer models and Harvey. It is worth a read for anyone following the computer models.

//judithcurry.com/2017/08/27/hurricane-harvey-long-range-forecasts/

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Posted: 28 August 2017 09:54 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 19 ]
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MikeYohe - 28 August 2017 10:09 AM

Dr. Curry did a workup on the weather computer models and Harvey. It is worth a read for anyone following the computer models.

//judithcurry.com/2017/08/27/hurricane-harvey-long-range-forecasts/

Okay, I’ve read it. 

She reiterates what happened in professor speak.
Her assessment of the forecasting and weather models in general were no great shakes.

Now please explain why do you think that was insightful or worth reading?

What did she write that was of any significance?

The gist of all she says is obvious, there were no special insights and not much to take issue with. 

White bread.

I’m just saying. 

Although you know Mike, Judith Curry did toss down couple incredibly stupid sentences.
But, my lips are zipped for now.


I think it’s time for me to shut up and listen to you.
Please help me understand what you found important and worth pondering in Curry’s message.
Quotes would be cool.
I’m genuinely interesting in understanding how you arrive at your outlook.

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