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Climate Change Weather

Floods. Again.

Recovered from the Wayback Machine. Ike continues to rain destruction down in its path. It’s good to hear the storm surges weren’t as bad along the Gulf, but they were bad enough. Hopefully, though, loss of life will be minimal. Ike just passed through the St. Louis area with both wind and rain. A lot […]

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Climate Change Places

Katrina comparisons

Recovered from the Wayback Machine. It is difficult to be sympathetic to people in Iowa and Missouri when you read some webloggers who gloat about how “well” their state did compared to how well the people did in New Orleans after Katrina. I think it’s time to take a closer look at events; to get some perspective on […]

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Climate Change Weather

Helping Hand

Recovered from the Wayback Machine. Update Unfortunately, there was one levee outside of Winfield we couldn’t save. second update Steve Ley, one of the two men in the photograph in the post, also wrote of today’s experience. third update The Salvation Army has set up a localized fund to help flood victims in Missouri. I […]

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Climate Change

A globally warmed fall

  Recovered from the Wayback Machine. One impact of global warming could be seen easily this week in the stands of trees around St. Louis. At Powder, most of the forest was badly hurt by the recent high temperatures, which ended up cutting short what should have been a colorful scene. The forest had few […]

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Climate Change Weather

Water Report

Recovered from the Wayback Machine. The area near Rocheport put out a request for volunteers to begin sandbagging. I had to take Zoe into vet today and couldn’t go. To be honest, I doubt I’d be able to keep up for that long, anyway. I can lift 50 pounds without a problem. I doubt I […]