tougher building codes, better roads

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    Our warming planet: We need tougher building codes, better roads for climate change’s future

    by The Anniston Star Editorial Board Anniston Star
    Dec 26, 2012






    Science cannot conclusively tell us if the Christmas Day outbreaks of violent weather that touched Alabama and other parts of the Southeast are directly attributed to global climate change. However, science is on firm ground when it notes that more weather extremes — like what we saw Tuesday — will be a byproduct of a warming planet.

    “The answer to the oft-asked question of whether an event is caused by climate change is that it is the wrong question,” Kevin E. Trenberth, senior scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colo., told the Los Angeles Times. “All weather events are affected by climate change because the environment in which they occur is warmer and moister than it used to be.”...
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    BINGO!

    the article then goes on a bit mentioning rather than discussing the shorter term public policy that needs to start being enacted nationally. The big thing, from my perspective is that we need to look out and see further out than most civil engineering is used to routinely considering, especially in a changing environment situation. Looking out a century, coastal areas need to anticipate 2-3 meters of sealevel rises and increased storm intensity and surge. In areas of increased drought, water capture and storage systems to help communities. A robust, modern, expandable national power grid, and can we get distribution systems in the ground, in sealed, accessible systems?.

    There are certainly a lot of ways to go with a multiple focus perspective looking at civic projects, zoning, commercial and industrial property, and certainly residential neighborhoods and properties.
     
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    Translation: Science can't tell us, what we're telling you that science is telling us.

    Whatta bucnha rubes! :lmao:
     
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    If that's a display of your "translation" skills, it is easy to see why you dislike reasoned consideration and discussion.
     
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    And there's a reason you hate people who can recognize your inane doubletalk for what it is. :lol:
     
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    Which doesn't change the fact that the first paragraph in the OP tells us that nobody can tell us conclusively that Goebbels warming was responsible for the recent outbreak of stormy weather, then tells us that it conclusively is the cause in the very next sentence. :lol:
     
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    Science cant even predict where a hurricane is going to go 24 hours hence via "computer models".............."computer models" being another standard talking point term amongst the k00ks.

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    Only the hopelessly duped environmental radicals actually believe they can be accurate 10......20.....30 years out. And dont forget.......guys like Trakkar have spent their whole lives getting hysterical over any anomoly in life, thus, the kneejerk angst anytime a storm rolls through his area.


    And anyway......doesnt matter. Look at any data/graphs looking at the breakdown of energy in 2035.......barely a change from today. Renewables? Still but a sliver.
     
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    Building codes are already pretty strict and it costs more and more for contractors just to be licensed.
     
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    Matthew Blue dog all the way!

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    This is something most of the world needs to do.

    Not so much us of course the stronger the better.
     
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    Steve, you know better. They called Sandy five days out. And even three days out, non-scientists like myself could see where that thing was going.
     

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