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Old 07-11-2013, 19:43   #1
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Catastrophic weather

Haiyan had maximum sustained winds as it approached the Philippines of 315km/h, and gusts of 379km/h, according to the US Navy's Joint Typhoon Warning Centre.

Thats over 200 knots for those "Kilometrically challenged".. There aint much anyone can do if they were stuck in those conditions.

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We were very lucky. We are in Palau and the eye of Haiyan passed 15 miles north of us. We found a place between a couple of islands, put out 2 anchors and ran 3 lines to shore. Snug as a bug in a rug....but still scary.
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Re: Catastrophic weather

Well, but an oversize Rocna ....

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Old 10-11-2013, 06:51   #4
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We were very lucky. We are in Palau and the eye of Haiyan passed 15 miles north of us. We found a place between a couple of islands, put out 2 anchors and ran 3 lines to shore. Snug as a bug in a rug....but still scary.
Glad you are ok!! I bet that was scary watching that beast head your way. Any issues or lessons learned?
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Re: Catastrophic weather

Perhaps now people will be more interested in how our weather is being affected.

VIDEO: David Suzuki explains the link between carbon emissions and extreme weather | Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) | Climate change | Science & policy | Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) | Issues
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Old 10-11-2013, 19:54   #6
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When I post stuff about climate change I always post something that I do that reduces my footprint. Are you making a positive contribution or just posting this over and over again.
Recently changed out site lighting. Each fixture reduced 250 watts to 75 watts. Using led lights at the house. Check out Philips led lamps and they dim better then cfls do.
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Old 10-11-2013, 19:58   #7
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Re: Catastrophic weather

I think that posting the same link every chance that you get reduces anyone's propensity to be interested.

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Re: Catastrophic weather

Perhaps. But the other thread got closed down. I am not trying to deflect interest away from the horrible situation in the Philippines and the threat to Viet Nam, just jog peoples memories.

As to carbon footprint, mine is much smaller than most, believe me.
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Perhaps. But the other thread got closed down. I am not trying to deflect interest away from the horrible situation in the Philippines and the threat to Viet Nam, just jog peoples memories.

As to carbon footprint, mine is much smaller than most, believe me.
Certainly looks like a bit of opportunism though.

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The question becomes what you wish to achieve.
Are you gathering support or broadcasting a point of view.

About 1 million plastic bags are used every minute.
Could your office use unlined containers. Meaning that they don't use plastic bags.
At my facilities we are switching over to dry trash unlined containers in our office spaces. Reduced expense by 10 thousand dollars in liners.
One way to reduce emissions and costs.
The U.S. goes through 100 billion plastic shopping bags annually at an estimated cost to retailers of $4 billion. (The Wall Street Journal)
Every square mile of ocean has about 46,000 pieces of plastic floating in it.
So I just gave examples of why its beneficial to look at how you consume. With 1 solution to the issue.
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Re: Catastrophic weather

Over ten thousand dead, so so sad. Not sure if allowed to link it, but if you can, give to a charity to help, lots of people displaced.
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Sad is not a big enough word, but unfortunately it is one of the few we have that fit. Horrendous powers of nature destroying people.

Sabray, why don't you start a new thread on recycling.

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It is a pity we are not allowed to use foul language on here. Suffice to say I feel your opportunism is below contempt and I wish you would go away. Save your propoganda for another time and show some humanity.
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Calm down NoTies, since when is sharing information and points of view so offensive? The reality is a lot of people (especially in so called 1st world countries) live in total denial about what humans are doing to the planet. You can argue until blue in the face about climate change but you'd have to be pretty dumb to think that we can just keep pumping crap into the atmosphere with no ill effect. It's only when we get these sort of weather events that the people living happily in the suburbs using resources like there's no tomorrow might sit up and pay attention. Only when we stop trying to deny what is so plainly evident can we as a world population do something effective about it. So swear away and keep your head in the sand, it's not your generation's problem anyway.
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Re: Catastrophic weather

Ok, since this is the weather section. What factors ( short term, no climate change stuff please) allowed this typhoon to get so massive?
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