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Hurricane Maria: 9/20/2017 01:40:33


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To anyone in Puerto Rico, I wish you the best. Stay safe.
Hurricane Maria: 9/20/2017 03:55:54


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As of the early hours of 19 September 2017, Hurricane Maria has regained category 5 strength.

From the Miami based National Hurricane Center report:

Recent reports from an Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunter
aircraft indicate that Maria has reintensified to category 5
status, with estimated maximum sustained winds of 160 mph (260
km/h).
Hurricane Maria: 9/20/2017 05:05:45


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i'm so glad we're paid heed to the much more destructive monsoon season in India, Bangladesh, and Pakistan that has killed over 1300 and displaced over 45 million
Hurricane Maria: 9/20/2017 10:14:41


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Ok, how about you make a post about it yourself then instead of complaining and trying to derail this.

Edited 9/20/2017 10:15:04
Hurricane Maria: 9/20/2017 12:56:48


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It's only the third once in a thousand years hurricane that is hitting the US this month, seriously, at some point someone has to realise that's not fucking normal.

Gl to Puerto Rico, stay safe.
Hurricane Maria: 9/21/2017 01:04:34


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Without intending any judgement on the question, I am not going to make assertions regarding what is normal or not concerning hurricanes, or tropical cyclones.

Instead I draw your attention to the analysis of the trend in the global average surface temperature, by the United Kingdom's MET Office at University of East Anglia.

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QaEActgrn3U
Hurricane Maria: 9/21/2017 01:07:51


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The 20 warmest years on record.

    2016
    2015
    2014
    2010
    2005

    1998
    2003
    2006
    2009
    2002

    2007
    2013
    2012
    2004
    2011

    2008
    1997
    1995
    1999
    2000


Courtesy of the MET Office.
Hurricane Maria: 9/21/2017 01:11:35


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Dont get me wrong, but why is OP only wishing people from Puerto Rico to stay safe and not the other, even more populous, regions that are affected by it as well?
Hurricane Maria: 9/21/2017 01:46:27


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Well, as of now the most populous place affected by it is Puerto Rico. Dominica and Guadeloupe also took strong hits, with Dominica taking one at near-peak intensity. Bahamas may get some effects. Luck to them as well.
Hurricane Maria: 9/21/2017 03:58:14


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2017 is a La Nina event so that means more hurricanes
Hurricane Maria: 9/22/2017 01:23:31


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At the present time ENSO neutral conditions are present.

According to NOAA's Climate Prediction Center, ENSO neutral conditions have held since January of 2017.

Moreover:
The chances for the continental U.S. and the Caribbean Islands to experience a hurricane increase substantially during La Niña, and decrease during El Niño.


Link: http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/analysis_monitoring/lanina/enso_evolution-status-fcsts-web.pdf

Link: http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/analysis_monitoring/ensostuff/ensofaq.shtml#hurr_tor
Hurricane Maria: 9/22/2017 12:06:04


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I love my contry's media.

They called a storm with 90 km wind ''Hurricane Gabi''
Well, it did some damage and killed 6 people , and put other 12 in hospital, but stil.
Hurricane Maria: 9/22/2017 12:19:38


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Ignorance.
Hurricane Maria: 9/22/2017 14:33:30


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So Puerto Rico is now 100% without electricity.
Hurricane Maria: 9/23/2017 14:24:25


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I love my contry's media.

They called a storm with 90 km wind ''Hurricane Gabi''
Well, it did some damage and killed 6 people , and put other 12 in hospital, but stil.


Names are chosen 5 years in advance from a region known name to make it easy for people to get the hurricane message. When a hurricane does a lot of damange, the name is taken away from the list.

That way, Katrina, Harvey and Irma won't ever come back as hurricanes, as they are now names of historical events.

For the nina/el nino thing, the events are made more powerful because of climate change, that's why this hurricane season is so fucked up...
Hurricane Maria: 9/23/2017 17:36:03


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La Nina does not like the Eastern side of North America (including Islands). Does el Nino screw with Asia and Typhoons?
Hurricane Maria: 9/23/2017 18:02:37


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Yes.

El Niño contributes to more eastern Pacific hurricanes and fewer Atlantic hurricanes.
Hurricane Maria: 9/23/2017 20:54:33


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>Climate change
>real

XD
Hurricane Maria: 9/24/2017 09:05:59


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TeamGuns , I have to mention, I live in Romania...
Temperate climate...no way hurricanes could form inland here.
But the media adopted name from some Facebook sources........
Hurricane Maria: 9/24/2017 12:59:10


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Oh I see, I guess it's just the media being the media lol. They're very good at giving names that go against the scientific definition of events.
Hurricane Maria: 9/24/2017 13:24:47


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muh science
Hurricane Maria: 9/27/2017 00:06:55


Major General Smedley Butler
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Earthquakes were caused by Clime Transition
Hurricane Maria: 9/30/2017 08:30:29


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From Buzz Feed News:

San Juan mayor reacts to Homeland Security chief calling Puerto Rico a "good news" story: "This is a people are dying story."
Hurricane Maria: 9/30/2017 16:47:43


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Buzz Feed "News"

XD
Hurricane Maria: 10/3/2017 02:27:33


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I know, or expect, you have slight regard for the Buzz Feed News editorial stance. Just as Breitbart fails to delight me. However the Mayor of San Juan does seem to have said, "This is a people are dying story."

One of my colleagues at work has family down there, and though their house survived, all power is out for the entire island.

He is a sharp guy. Thanks to him, his mother has an electrical generator and a supply of fuel.
Hurricane Maria: 10/3/2017 02:34:20


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The Mayor of San Juan is incompetent; Puerto Rico is rife with corruption and Trump was correct to point that out. He was characterized by the lamestream media (as is expected) as criticizing the people of Puerto Rico.
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Breitbart News is a literal Zionist news agency, if you think I give a damn about Breitbart you don't read half of my posts.
Hurricane Maria: 10/3/2017 04:22:31


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Ah well, for someone like my self who is not intimately acquainted with the Alt-Right and the many varieties of antisemitic thought it can be troublesome to sort out.

On the one hand Breitbart has published accusations that the Obama Administration was anti-Semitic, on the other hand they have repeatedly been accused of indulging in anti-Semitic dog-whistle rhetoric. Naturally I thought you would approve of such a news outlet, for being critical of the Jews, who you call parasites.

I was wrong.

As for myself, it is (for me) a matter honor to be clearly and unmistakably opposed to antisemitism.
Hurricane Maria: 10/3/2017 13:07:03


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Everyone right of center is accused of antisemitism. It's like racism: it's a generic attack against anyone or group, but usually it is accused of the right.

Andrew Breitbart himself was Jewish, and sought to create a pro-Israel media company.
Hurricane Maria: 10/3/2017 15:51:53

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(Duplicate)

Edited 10/3/2017 15:53:17
Hurricane Maria: 10/3/2017 15:51:54

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I oppose antisemitism for obvious reasons. Jews are smart and strong. I always side with the strong against the weak. You can be poor but strong. You can be illiterate but strong. You can be disabled but strong. Hence no one has any excuse to be weak. Weakness is an illness and submission without justification is pathological.

Edited 10/3/2017 15:55:11
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