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Cities, States & Nations Preparing for Climate Change or Not!! Pt 1

posted by Sarah N Worthy IATTWJ Member @ 10:51 AM
April 14, 2014

disaster-readiness-map-670-thumb-400x333-13479    Other nations, and some states within the U.S., most damaged by Global Warming have done the least to prepare for its next ravaging waves.  As SPX News Service advices, “World leaders are failing to adopt advanced early warning systems that could save millions of lives in disaster-prone regions.

“Technological breakthroughs mean that mobile phones can be used to alert millions of people to impending perils such as tsunamis and typhoons. But with a few notable exceptions, governments have been too slow to appreciate the life-saving potential of cheap and simple warning systems that could have eased the 3,600 death toll from the Philippines Haiyan typhoon.”

Even as Japan’s leaders concentrate on opening more nuclear power plants, Antoni Slodkowski of Reuters writes in: ‘Japan’s Quake Defenses Not Enough, Official Reports Warn’: “. . . two studies predicted much higher waves could hit and . . . quake damage [to nuclear plants] could be bigger than it was prepared for.  . . . a quake as big as the one in 2011 could trigger waves topping 112 feet.”

However, a good example of preparedness for Global Warming in the U.S. is New York State.  According to Ken Lovett of The Daily Politics, after Hurricane Sandy’s multiple disasters, Governor Cuomo and the State Legislature put systems in place to strengthen that area’s defenses against Global Warming.

First, they plan to plug all 540 openings in the subway system to prevent flooding in future storms.  The governor Flooding-disaster-supermarketsays:  “Subway tunnels and stairways will have sealing devices to hold back flood waters that wreaked havoc during Hurricane Sandy and caused a multi-day shutdown of the system.

“As part of a $ 5 billion upgrade, we’re going to fundamentally redesign of the subway system since it was created over 100 years ago. We’re going to retrofit the entire system, every facet of the system. . . . from train yards to the tunnels.

Moreover, officials there announced that New York City’s two major airports will be upgraded, and 100 bridges throughout the state will be repaired or replaced so they can withstand severe storms.  The state received $ 16 billion in federal relief funds for some 1,000 projects state-wide to help recovery from Sandy.

Generators and gas reserves will enable gas stations to service customers if if tankers cannot get through flood waters. Electrical substations and some roadways will be elevated, and moveable storm walls built for coastal areas.  Also, engineers will create ‘micro-grids’ in areas to supplement main power stations.

New York is purchasing 321 homes on Staten Island to create wetlands  as buffers.  The state’s weather detection system will be expanded. Some 100,000 people will be trained for a “citizens first responder corp;” and the state is creating a college exclusively to train for emergency preparedness and homeland security.

In contrast, a state like New Jersey, which received multi-millions in Sandy aide, has done little to prepare for the next major storm.  The U.S. attorney is investigating claims of one city mayor who asked for funds to strengthen storm walls and was apparently turned down because she wouldn’t grant political favors.

Leaders of cities, states and nations are ‘fathers’ responsible for the safety their people.  And scientists warning about Global Warming are modern-day prophets. ‘Fathers’ who don’t protect their people from Climate Change must repent as Daniel cries in Bible prophecies: “Neither have we hearkened unto thy servants the prophets, which spake in Thy Name to our kings, our princes, and our fathers, and to all the people of the land (9:6).” Otherwise, only judgment awaits!

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