Saturday, May 10, 2008

Rat Masters Zap Advancing Midwest Storm System with 'Radar Ring Flashes'
When it comes to climate change, a quick fix won't do. Science published a paper

Friday from the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) which concludes that a proposed plan to inject the atmosphere with sulfate particles in order to cool the planet would actually have dire consequences.

According to the NCAR study, this geo-engineering strategy could lead to the destruction of at least one-quarter, and potentially three-quarters, of the ozone layer above the Arctic Ocean, and could delay the expected recovery of the Antarctic ozone hole by 30 to 70 years. "Our research indicates that trying to artificially cool off the planet could have perilous side effects," says NCAR's Simone Tilmes. "While climate change is a major threat, more research is required before society attempts global geo-engineering solutions."

Yes, but let's not stop the good ideas from flooding in. Here are some other tech-based schemes to save the planet.

This study marks the second time the ozone layer has factored in to recent climate change research—last week, we reported on a joint NASA/NOAA/University of Colorado study linking the regeneration of ozone with increased warming in the Antarctic.

White House in final stages of first rewrite of spy-agency powers in more than 25 years

Violent Tornado storms kill at least 23 in US Midwest

US Tornado season deadliest in a decade

Fresh News
Rescuers Search Wreckage After at Least 23 Are Killed in Storms
New York Times, United States - 7 hours ago
Sheilah Miller/Associated Press A woman contemplated the damage from a tornado that ripped through Picher, Okla. Sheilah Miller/Tulsa World, via Associated ...
Survivors view deadly storms' ruin Chicago Tribune
Storms kill at least 22, including 15 in Mo. Baltimore Sun
Crews search for tornado victims Newsday
Scotsman -
all 3,194 news articles »
130 mph tornado hit Clayton, damaging 143 houses
Atlanta Journal Constitution, USA - 19 hours ago
One of the houses destroyed in Ellenwood by storms that swept through metro Atlanta early Sunday morning. The twister moved east into Henry, ...
Officials: 6000 Homes Damaged in Ga. WXIA-TV
Severe Storms Cause Fatalities, Injuries And Damage In Georgia AHN
Storms rip metro Atlanta neighborhoods Atlanta Journal Constitution
Atlanta Journal Constitution - Atlanta Journal Constitution
all 19 news articles »

The Associated Press
Over 20 dead in Mo., Okla., Ga. after new round of storms
The Associated Press - 16 hours ago
The tornado hit just minutes later. "I'm from Kansas. I grew up watching storms," she said as she walked through the debris. "If I didn't have my grandson ...

The Associated Press
23 dead in Mo., Okla., Ga. after new round of storms
The Associated Press - May 11, 2008
Residents said the tornado created a surreal scene as it tore through town Saturday afternoon, injuring 150 people, overturning cars, damaging dozens of ...

Anniston Star (subscription)
Storms wreak havoc: Possible tornado rips through Heflin area
Anniston Star (subscription), AL - 13 hours ago
This family was just one of many with storm damage Sunday morning, after what officials believe was a tornado tore through a Heflin neighborhood near the ...
Severe weather storms through southeastern North Carolina
Leland Tribune, NC - 6 hours ago
Severe weather rolled through southeastern North Carolina Sunday night, bringing heavy rain, several funnel cloud sightings and at least one tornado. ...
Storms spawn tornadoes on coast, grape-sized hail
High winds, storms ravage NC News & Observer
Suspected tornado hits homes in rural NC
all 35 news articles »

Strong storms shake up Triad
Winston-Salem Journal, NC - May 8, 2008
Hail and-tornado storms aren't unheard of in the spring, said Barrett Smith, a weather-service meteorologist. But they aren't common, either. ...
Alabama, North Carolina & Virginia raked by spring storms WIS
Thunderstorms roll into Triangle; tornado watch remains
The right conditions formed the wrong kind of weather Greensboro News Record
Winston-Salem Journal
all 26 news articles »
Storms roar past homes
Charleston Post Courier, SC - 13 hours ago
Mary Alice Priest inspects the damage to her son's garage Sunday on Wadmalaw Island after a possible tornado passed over. Priest, four other adults, ...
Charleston emergency officials survey storm damage Orangeburg Times Democrat
all 8 news articles »

WCNC (subscription)
More severe storms hitting area
Charlotte Observer, NC - 21 hours ago
A tornado warning is in effect for parts of Lincoln, Catawba and two other counties this afternoon, and a tornado has been reported on the ground west of ...
Storms bring large hail, funnel clouds WCNC (subscription)
Storms bring large hail, funnel cloud WCNC (subscription)
all 7 news articles »
Tornado death toll climbs to 15 in Missouri
Hays Daily News, KS - 16 hours ago
A storm spotter stopped to warn her of the tornado as she was leaving. "I'm from Kansas. I grew up watching storms," she said as she walked through the ...
Safety hard to find in storm that killed 15 in Missouri Kansas City Star
Tornadoes Kill at Least 23 in Missouri, Oklahoma, Georgia RedOrbit
Tornado death toll climbs to 15 in Missouri Hays Daily News
Kansas City Star
all 55 news articles »


Popular Science
The Risks of Geoengineering
Popular Science, NY - Apr 28, 2008
According to the NCAR study, this geo-engineering strategy could lead to the destruction of at least one-quarter, and potentially three-quarters, ...

SBA Stands Ready to Assist Victims of Recent Severe Storms and ...
FOXBusiness - 4 hours ago
"We look forward to working with the State of Mississippi to make low-interest federal disaster loans available to homeowners, renters and businesses," said ...
Two Weeks Left to Apply for SBA Physical Damage Assistance FOXBusiness
all 35 news articles »

Hundreds of native residents evacuated from northern Ont. due to ...
The Canadian Press, TORONTO - 6 hours ago
TORONTO — An additional 600 residents of the northern Ontario First Nation community of Attawapiskat are being evacuated due to a severe threat of flooding. ...
Evacuation of Attawapiskat broadened Canada NewsWire (press release)
More evacuations expected in northern Ontario due to flood fears
all 37 news articles »

Flooding Concerns Return; Windy, Chilly Weather Expected Next 48 Hours
WHAG, MD - 13 minutes ago
While urban and small stream flooding is possible on Sunday afternoon, river flooding may become an issue on Monday afternoon and Tuesday.
Portage residents spend thousands to get rid of water in basements, MI - 2 hours ago
by Jef Rietsma | Special to the Kalamazoo Gazette Shawano Cleary | Special to the Kalamazoo GazetteDana Steele, of Portage, right, describes the flooding ...
Local couple doesn't let flooding dampen their wedding plans
KHQA, IL - 54 minutes ago
The two were supposed to wed in Kessler Park in Quincy, but recent flooding dampened those plans. " Paniced because it was about a week before the wedding ...
Downpour brings flooding to Evansville
Indianapolis Star, United States - May 9, 2008
AP EVANSVILLE, Ind. -- A sudden downpour caused street flooding and forced some residents out of their apartments in Evansville. ...

Bush declares The County disaster area
Bangor Daily News, ME - 17 hours ago
Susan Collins applauded the declaration, adding, "I recently saw firsthand the devastation that the flooding caused The County. ...
Leaders take flood tour Edmonton Sun
Bush declares northern Maine federal disaster after floods The Associated Press
FEMA Thanks Rolla for Providing DRC Space 7thSpace Interactive (press release)
Bangor Daily News - Bangor Daily News
all 87 news articles »
Force of flooding river hits Saint John, Bay of Fundy, Canada - May 5, 2008
About 100 homes in the city and surrounding area have been damaged by flooding, and officials have warned residents that the water may not recede for a few ...
New Brunswickers start cleanup after flooding National Post
Flooding Victims Prepare For Sunnier Days eFluxMedia
Flood waters down in much of NB Winnipeg Sun
The Canadian Press - National Post
all 975 news articles »

Strong Winds Cause Damage in Va.; Flood Warnings Posted
MyFox Washington DC, DC - May 9, 2008
Meanwhile, Camden and Brunswick trains are operating at reduced speed due to flash flood warnings. A FLOOD WARNING means that flooding is imminent or has ...
Tri-county region under flood watch Cherry Hill Courier Post
all 22 news articles »
Flood warnings issued for parts of western South Dakota
Rapid City Journal, SD - May 8, 2008
By Journal staff Thursday, May 08, 2008 Flood advisories and warnings will be in place today in some western South Dakota areas and through Saturday in ...
Flood warnings given in western S. Dakota Daily Republic
all 4 news articles »
Flood warnings issued for areas hit by rain, IA - May 8, 2008
Flash flood warnings were in effect Wednesday north of Storm Lake, north of Ames, southeast of Marshalltown and in the Burlington area, ...
Bangkok Post, Thailand - 1 hour ago
... been work done to install community-based early warning systems and to develop protocol to ensure timely and effective flood warnings in target areas. ...
Rain statewide through Saturday; flood warnings subside, IA - May 2, 2008
No new flood warnings were issued today, but woes persisted along the Wapsipinicon River, especially near DeWitt, and along the Mississippi south from ...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi Neverknwo. Yea, the HAARP sites. Just an hour ago I saw a false blip in Southwestern Maine, the state. Even my area has HAARP sites, I see ripples in the clouds, and guess where they originate? This one FBI tower.

I am trying to counter, and I've had some success. But these sylphs are relentless and want nothing but chaos and destruction, which will be the end of them and their New World Order cult. The Revolution will be world wide.