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2018-09-14 08:04 by Karl Denninger
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WaPo Goes Full Retard - Again
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And here we go again...

“When it comes to extreme weather, Mr. Trump is complicit. He plays down humans’ role in increasing the risks, and he continues to dismantle efforts to address those risks. It is hard to attribute any single weather event to climate change. But there is no reasonable doubt that humans are priming the Earth’s systems to produce disasters,” the editorial board wrote.

Meh.

Jeff Bezos goes on to blame Trump for his "complicity" because, as they claim, Florence is "more serious" and "more intense" due to Trump's environmental policies.

Yeah, ok.

First, the allegedly-gonna-wipe-you-off-the-map Cat 5 (briefly) storm has now landfalled as..... a Cat 1 hurricane.

Don't get me wrong -- a Cat 1 hurricane is plenty bad to ruin your day.  But the catttttasssstrooopppheeeee from wind is simply absent.  I had a suspicion this was going to be the case; maintaining Cat 4 or 5 strength is a matter of everything turning out just right for the storm, and it just takes a bit of vertical shear to screw it up.

Second, and WaPo knew this if they bothered to look (they didn't) sea surface temperatures over the path the storm took were in fact almost-exactly normal for this time of year.  There was no "warming", in other words, that made this storm particularly intense or out of the ordinary.

Third, if anything "more intense" atmospherics would tend to weaken said storms and make them move faster, both of which make for less damaging outcomes, not more-so.  Shear weakens hurricanes (as it did in this case) and the worst impacts are not always from the winds and surge, but rather from inland flooding that is produced as a result of a stalled storm that rains on you for days -- as occurred in Houston and appears to be on tap here.  The more "intense" the weather pattern the less-likely you get a collapse of said pattern and upper lever winds and weather (e.g. troughs, a ridge that blocks movement, etc) that result in a stalled storm -- and thus catastrophic rains.

This is what CNBS just put up on their screen for the "catastrophic" storm making landfall right now.

 

I doubt they looked at the video they were displaying before they did; that doesn't even look like a moderately nasty sea state.  Hell, we get far worse out of a Tropical Storm around here say much less any sort of hurricane -- and I've ridden out several.

When does the "fake news" lies stop and when do we, as people in this country, simply dismiss or even more-importantly destroy through lawful economic action those so-called "media outlets" who intentionally lie about serious, even life-threatening events like hurricanes?

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Oh I think Trump is somewhat responsible for the change in the climate. The political climate that is.
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I haven't been able to watch the news for a good 15 years now. One day a lovely news lady was cheerfully reporting how the price of oil was UP! with the biggest smile imaginable. All I could think of was "why is life getting more expensive and thus difficult a good thing to be celebrated?" That one event turned my stomach / red-pilled me so badly I haven't been able to watch a news broadcast since.

It's all over-hyped bull**** at best.

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Oh I think Trump is somewhat responsible for the change in the climate. The political climate that is.


I've found that hot air rarely has an effect upon anything.

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Hot air (also known as: Bull****, lies, fake, etc) is having a huge effect on everything right now.
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Amazing! We were told globull warming would catch up with us over DECADES and suddenly it has SURGED since the last election!
I want to see some comedy charts with a big uptick on the last two years. Maybe all these new jobs they claim have people spewing carbon on their way to work?
If you read this crap the big thing they say is that Trump doesn't CARE. It's still all about the feelz, and that trumps (excuse me) any numbers.
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The coverage on this DISASTER STORM, that could wipe the coast clean of people... whatever it takes to scare the people and keep them glued to what they want them watching.

I want to know what exactly was the cause of those explosions in MA. WHY is the FBI immediately saying NOTHING terror-related. Cyberterrorism could not be the root cause of the "over-pressurization"?

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Almost certainly a mechanical failure or a **** up by the contractor

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I view the "efforts to address those risks" as efforts to further skim and steal. WaPo of course supports that.
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I grew up living in a house about 20 feet away from a seawall in Rhode Island. Our back yard was Wickford Harbor. It cracks me up when I see a reporter looking at the waves that are a good two to three feet high and breaking onto a beach and saying how bad it is because there's "White... Caps."

He's obviously never been near a beach. Two to three foot waves are normal in any ocean sailing I ever did. Even in Narragansett Bay, RI during a small northeasterly breeze waves could easily get that rough. It's a normal condition.

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Yep.

I considered 3-5s to still be fishable in my 45C.

Now I won't say COMFORTABLE, but they were FISHABLE. And not dangerous to the vessel or its occupants.

1-3s? Oh **** that's a nice day!

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Some idiots are trying to tell me sea levels have risen 6-8" since the 1950s and Okeefenokee is disappearing.

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Hopefully this link will work to some weather channel bs.

https://m.facebook.com/annemarie.e.green....

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I live about a mile from the Pacific Ocean on the central Oregon Coast. The stuff the news media calls severe waves on the East Coast makes me laugh when compared to what comes ashore here during winter storms.
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Here ya go Flap.


Those guys in the background are in the eye.
Really tight eye wall if the camera would just pan up.




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I live about a mile from the Pacific Ocean on the central Oregon Coast. The stuff the news media calls severe waves on the East Coast makes me laugh when compared to what comes ashore here during winter storms.


You and me both. I lived about 10 miles inland near Coos Bay for 3 years. The winter storms with occasional hurricane force winds would often generate waves that would break over the 30' bluffs overlooking the coast. Despite all the warnings there were always Darwin candidates testing mother nature's resolve.

I grew up in SoCal and many times saw 10-15' riptides at Zuma Beach. I remember the first time I saw the Atlantic Ocean. I went with my cousins to Myrtle Beach. When we got to the beach I remarked that I had seen bigger waves in a bath tub.
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@Curbyourrisk -- the explosions in MA were probably caused by a planning screw-up.

strong possibility that they are upgrading a low pressure gas system to a high pressure system. the latter is much better and has less condensation issues. what probably happened is that they did not fit the customer service lines with pressure regulators prior to changing the pressure. low pressure systems often do not have regulators with relief valves. any pilot lights and gas appliance jets have the possibility of surging like torches with the change if they are of the older type. any leaks are also going to become catastrophic.

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