Bruh by Claude J. Easy September 9, 2017
The end of summer 2017 is proving to be catastrophic. It has many concerned as the recent weather seems like an apocalyptic forecast.
Hurricanes are ripping through the southern coast of America and in the Caribbean, wildfires have been raging on the west coast, and earthquakes are shaking people up in Idaho and Mexico.
It’s like the earth is seeking revenge for Trump ceasing all US participation in the Paris Agreement.
Prayers to your highest power, human unity, and a sociocultural/economic change are all that can save us before it’s too late.
The three hurricanes raging through the Caribbean and the Gulf of Mexico are proof that global warming is a contributing factor to the monstrous tropical cyclones.
Three Hurricanes in the Atlantic There was no shortage of storms brewing across the Atlantic basin in September 2017. On September 6, hurricanes Katia, Irma, and Jose lined up across the basin. The trio is visible in this image, captured that day by the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) on the Suomi NPP satellite. The image is a mosaic, assembled from images acquired throughout the day during several orbits of the satellite. On September 6, Katia had strengthened over the southwestern Gulf of Mexico and was upgraded from tropical storm to hurricane status. The eye of Irma, a raging category 5 storm, passed north of Puerto Rico but still delivered strong winds and rain the Caribbean island. Meanwhile, Jose spun in the central Atlantic Ocean, and was also upgraded that day from a tropical storm to hurricane. The bright strips are reflected sunlight, or “glint,” which show up over ocean areas in the middle of each orbit. https://go.nasa.gov/2xavAn1 #hurricane #hurricanekatia #hurricaneirma #hurricanejose
It’s the warming of the oceans that serve to empower the recent storms with so much strength.
Hurricane Harvey knocked the fuck out of Texas and Louisiana ripping through the “Lone Star” state and the “Big Easy” at a Category 4, causing catastrophic flooding, leaving 30 dead, and thousands without a place to call home.
Cities like Houston which was one of the hardest hit need all the help they can get. So far many people have come together to help the places that have been affected by the tropical cyclone.
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As of today, Trump signed a $15 billion Hurricane Harvey relief bill.
As parts of the US Gulf Coast are still working on reconstructing civilization another storm Katia is due to hit hard in Mexico at a Category 2 borderline 3 on Saturday.
This storm would hit right after as parts of Mexico were hit by the “hardest earthquake it’s seen in the past century,” brutalizing the country’s Pacific coast at an 8.1 magnitude. The earth-shaking quake has killed dozens and as emergency responders dig through the rubble the death toll is predicted to rise.
The quake was so strong it was felt 600 miles away from the epicenter. The trembles lasted for a whole minute bringing down walls and shaking infrastructure.
Taken by a buddy in Mexico City #mexicoearthquake
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Besides the Gulf Coast’s hurricanes and the 8.1 Mexican quake, Hurricane Irma and Jose are looking to change the face of the Caribbean as we know it.
Irma is being said to be the most powerful Atlantic storm to make landfall. It hit Barbuda at a Category 5 destroying the face of the tiny island.
According to Barbuda Prime Minister Gaston Browne the hurricane “damaged about 95% of the buildings on the island.”
Actor Robert De Niro, the owner of Paradise Found Nobu resort in Barbuda, has expressed his concerns for the island and the welfare of the citizens.
He told the NY Daily News he promises to lend a helping hand in the reconstruction of the island,
“We are beyond saddened to learn of the devastation in Barbuda caused from Hurricane Irma and look forward to working with the Paradise Found Nobu team, the Barbuda Council, GOAB and the entire Barbuda community to successfully rebuild what nature has taken away from us…”
Hurricane Irma has pushed through Cuba and the Bahamas and it’s looking to hit Florida at a Category 4 with winds up to 150 mph.
According to The New York Times, the Florida Keys are “at risk of ‘life-threatening inundation.'”
Drone video shows some of the damage from Hurricane #Irma in the British Virgin Islands.
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After Irma hits, Hurricane Jose will follow up packing a Category 4 punch. In Jose’s path, Barbuda is looking to get hit again along with Antigua, St. Martin, and St. Barthelemy.
According to Colorado State meteorologist, Phillip Klotzbach, this will be the first time on record that there have been two storms in the Atlantic with 150+ mph storms simultaneously.
2 Atlantic hurricanes currently have winds of 150 mph (#Irma and #Jose) – 1st time on record Atlantic has had 2 150+ mph storms at same time pic.twitter.com/SZm1VMTCOs
— Philip Klotzbach (@philklotzbach) September 8, 2017
MOTHER EARTH IS TRYING TO TELL US SOMETHING!!
As of today, there have been over 100 earthquakes in Idaho this week. According to the Idaho State Journal,
“There were 25 quakes on Wednesday, 20 on Tuesday, 28 on Monday, 34 throughout the day on Sunday and 34 on Saturday night. All 141 of the quakes were reported by University of Utah Seismograph Stations.”
Although the quakes are small and no one has been hurt by the tremors, could this be foreshadowing an even bigger catastrophic event? Most experts say no but possibilities of an even larger quake could threaten the Potato State.
Let’s not forget that the state of Montana has been burning because of a severe drought. Along with Montana, fires flared up and down California, from Los Angeles to Sacramento.
Idaho, Utah, Oregon, and Washington are smoldering too.
According to the NYT, “as of Thursday, the National Interagency Fire Center reported, Montana had 21 active, large fires covering about 438,000 acres.”
ABC News counted “78 large wildfires burning in eight western states, including Montana, Idaho, Oregon, Washington and California.”
We found the person behind this viral video of the Eagle Creek fire. So, who took the shot? A novice photographer in the billing department of a company she’d rather not name, who lives in Vancouver, Wash. “I don’t golf at all,” Kristi McCluer said over the phone on Thursday morning. Instead, she said, “I have spent a great part of my life in the Columbia River Gorge, hiking.” So when the Eagle Creek fire began, she decided she needed to see it for herself. “It’s a real photo,” she confirmed, of the picture of people golfing as the fire roars. She did lighten it a little bit, but other than that, the photo captures the moment. Visit www.oregonlive.com/wildfires to read more. #EagleCreek #Wildfire #photography
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Oh, by the way, a study was released this Monday that pointed towards early signs of the biggest extinction since the dinosaurs.
According to the Washington Post,
“The populations of nearly 9,000 vertebrate species, including mammals such as cheetahs, lions, and giraffes, have significantly declined between 1900 and 2015. Almost 200 species have gone extinct in the past 100 years alone — a rate of two per year. The study says the losses are indicative of the planet’s ‘ongoing six major extinction events’ and has cascading consequences for human life on Earth.”
It’s looking really fucking grim.