Daily Archives: June 2, 2011

A Shot in the Dark


The numbers do ADD up

Well this part of Scotland had great weather today after taking the flack on the islands weather front for the last we while. What a deluge to have before the weather warms up and the good soaking the rest of the UK has enjoyed will help the Island through the next warm front.

This has been an exceptional record breaking year on the world weather charts ‘since records began’ as the introduction to each new story goes, driest, wettest, coldest, warmest, that’s the good old weather dance for the UK, but even America with its record breaking storms has been getting the brunt of some nasty statistics.

“The three-day period from 25-28 April saw 362 tornadoes strike, including some 312 in a single 24-hour period.

The previous record was 148 in two days in April 1974.

The tornadoes and the storm system that spawned them killed at least 350 people in Alabama and six other states. It was the deadliest outbreak since 1936.”

“ The May 21–26, 2011 tornado outbreak was a deadly tornado outbreak across the Midwestern and Southern regions of the United States. Most of the tornadoes developed in a corridor from Lake Superior southwest to central Texas; isolated tornadoes occurred in other areas. An especially powerful tornado destroyed large segments of Joplin, Missouri, resulting in 134 deaths and 900 injuries. The Joplin tornado is the deadliest in the US since April 9, 1947, when an intense tornado killed 181 in Woodward, Oklahoma. Tornado-related deaths also occurred in Arkansas, Kansas, Minnesota, and Oklahoma. Overall, the tornado outbreak resulted in 157 deaths, making it second only to the 2011 Super Outbreak as the deadliest since 1974.”

“The 2011 Massachusetts tornado outbreak was a tornado outbreak in the New England region of the United States, which spawned at least one tornado in the afternoon and evening of June 1, 2011, hitting several towns in central Massachusetts.

As of 9:47 PM EDT, the violent storms — which included seven reported tornadoes — had killed at least four people and injured several dozen more. At least 48,000 electricity customers lost power. Because of the severe weather and resulting damage, Governor Deval Patrick declared a state of emergency for Massachusetts effective at 7:10 PM EDT on June 1. Governor Patrick also activated 1,000 National Guard troops for rescue and recovery efforts.”

The numbers and the frequencies are more than a little worrying when you take into account that the severities started to take a rise since 2005, until the worst for decades last April.

The storms are a real worry in that they are a good barometer for something being out of ecological whack. The world view for floods is also a worrying feature to take note of as well as the worrying trend in quakes and volcanic actions.

The last point in this worrying trend when it is all taken into account is the case of the mysterious deaths of large numbers of fish and birds throughout the world.

It is almost inconceivable to think that it is just all a minor glitch after the ‘Global Warming’ brigades drive to try and drive a financial penalty forward to ride the trend to tax people on their so called ‘Carbon Footprints’ this is more than just coincidence and it brings a bigger worry to the fore when we now realise it is all more about global weather instability and trends towards fluctuating weather patterns and not just another government initiative to hike the tax dollar chargeable to the so called guilty parties.

The odd thing about the governmental shift in stance around the Global Warming campaign is a worrying feature when you consider they could have instituted legislation bringing industry into line with better cleanup processes in manufacturing methods, but they didn’t, they chose after the fact to level guilt at the buyers end of the market and to try to legislate to charge for estimated penalties on usage. Strikes most reasonable people that know the subjects as yet another stealth measure after the fact rather than an ounce of legislative prevention, that the mass should pay the pound of public levy instead must just be more lucrative than the likely hood that big business would ever come clean about any of their shady practices.

What strange bedfellows these two pillars of the modern day community strike as they both duck and dive the responsibilities that a conscientious person would be keen to build into the pricing figures pre production and to ride out the sales figures until the consumer got the point.

Yet again it seems it is better to ask for forgiveness after the fact than to try to get industry or any politician to shoulder the responsibility and ride out the wave of public reaction until the complete set of figures become available as all of the facts fall into place after the fact. No political system or legislative process in the world will step outside public outcry and drive the universal right directives home until the public mentality see the collective long term benefits.

Ah well just another case of closing the barn door after the horse has bolted, more of the same old same old, spin and flannel.

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