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Should we all be expecting more extreme storms?

Beginning in the Spring of 2010 New York has seen an increase in the severity of storms. The US needs to update our weather satellite system. I heard this before.
Read about why here.
http://bigthink.com/mind-memes/mind-memes-for-spring?utm_source=Big+Think+Weekly+Newsletter+Subscribers&utm_campaign=7082976614-Booth_9_URL_8_Sun_3_243_23_2013&utm_medium=email

1945 day(s) ago

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Kravenhead
Yup... and we're behind regarding predicting severe weather.
Here are the points made in the article.

"Hurricane Sandy classification: Sandy's transition from a hurricane to a "Post Tropical Cyclone" caused some confusion as the storm approached the coast last year: No hurricane warnings were issued north of the Carolinas. Uccellini said that the weather service intends to implement "new procedures" designed to prevent similar problems from occurring in the future.
Weather prediction models: In order to keep up with the European's top prediction model -- which is now the gold standard -- the USA's top model will have to increase its computing power: The Europeans "run their models at a higher resolution," than that of the USA's top models, Uccellini said.
Weather satellites "gap": Satellites are the "backbone" of the global observing system, he said, and he's "concerned" about the possible looming gap in satellite coverage later this decade. "We have plans for gap mitigation," he said, including making better use of the data that will still be there by 2016 and 2017."

To me, that sounds like we have some work to do.

As temps rise, the frequency of severe weather will to.
Diseases and pests will migrate north as well.

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Kravenhead
1944 day(s) ago
Yup, they pull that crap all the time. They take a bill that needs to be passed as soon as possible and attach their pet projects to it.
I'm completely fed up with these 2 parties.

philosopher
1944 day(s) ago
Pelosi is No better. They are both corrupt extremist.
I just read the legislation Monsanto wants. Obama is doing the wrong thing. He should not allow this bill to pass. Congress will allow this to pass and Monsanto will have more rights to push GM food. Some Senators attach what God forsaken Monsanto wants to other important bills. THIS SHOULD BE ILLEGAL!!!

Kravenhead
1944 day(s) ago
Ryan doesn't support anything but the policies that got us into this fix in the first place.
He supports the people that will advance his career, period.

philosopher
1944 day(s) ago
They have know this for years. You can be certain that morons like Ryan will not support funding this.
I hope the next storm affects as many people who oppose funding for this as possible.
I hope the next storm is in Wisconsin and affects Scott Walker.
It is time all the self serving Reactionaries suffered the consequences.

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