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Nations Refuse to Prepare for the Worst of Global Warming, Part 2

posted by Cecil Certifier @ 12:21 PM
April 11, 2014

Hurricane_Sandy_morning_October_29    Cecil Certifier:  Well so far in this study I have discovered four things: 1) I don’t know as much about disasters as I thought I did; 2) Only a few states in this country have taken significant steps against expected disasters; 3) Few people in the U.S. prepare themselves against disasters; and 4) Recurring government assistance to rebuild structures after disasters may not be the best solution.

Sarah Newsworthy: First, people must consider probable natural disasters that their locations are prone to. Certainly those living on the East Coast should be better prepared for hurricanes, because these storms attack there often. Yet surprisingly little has been done to shore-up protection from these storms.

Cecil:  Exactly. Consider that in states, such as Oklahoma and Kansas, prone to tornadoes, most governments in those, and other ‘tornado-alley’ states, still do not require protective storm shelters, even in new home and business constructions.

Sarah:  And science has proven that Global Warming is causing a greater increase in both hurricanes and tornadoes. In ‘Study: Climate Change Pumps Up Risk of Severe Storms,’ Doyle Rice says: “Deadly and destructive thunderstorms ––and the violent tornadoes they produce––are forecast to see a “robust” increase across parts of the U.S. in upcoming decades because of Climate Change.”

Rice reports on the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences which states: “Deadly and destructive thunderstorms––and the violent tornadoes they produce––are forecast to see a “robust” increase across parts of the U.S. in upcoming decades because of Climate Change (i.e. Global Warming).

“Springtime severe thunderstorms could increase by as much as 40% over the eastern U.S. (roughly from the Rockies to the Atlantic) by the end of the century . . The study is one of the first that’s found a link between Climate Change and severe storms,” according to Noah Diffenbaugh of Stanford University.

Cecil: As for tornadoes, even admits: “There is a broad consensus that storms are increasing beach-homes-destructionin strength, or severity. This attribute, called the Power Dissipation Index, measures the duration and intensity (wind speed) of storms, . . since the mid-1970s, there has been an increase in the energy of storms.”

Sarah: Undoubtedly, Global Warming has increased temperatures globally, especially in the United States.  In ‘Climate Change: No Warming Hiatus for Extreme Hot Temperatures,’ Science Daily summarizes one report:

The University of South Wales says:  “While there are claims that there has been a hiatus in global average temperatures, no such hiatus has occurred at the extreme end of the temperature spectrum. . . . extremely hot temperatures over land have dramatically and unequivocally increased in number and area . . .

Cecil: We will discuss how cities can help families during hot temperatures. If one is not in the habit of praying, it could be difficult to pray during an emergency.  Effective prayer comes from practice.  As Apostle Jude instructs in Christian messages, God-answered prayer is a growth process: “But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost (1: 20).”

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