Sunday, November 3, 2013

How Fifth Graders Analyze Hurricane Sandy - 2

In the first post of this series we focused on the concept of a Global Climate System, as well as a damaged Global Climate System.

The reason we focus on systemic concepts is so we do not fall into the trap of thinking of global climate based only on our own local weather.

That trap can cause us to think "if my weather is ok, weather is ok everywhere" or the contrary "if my weather is not ok, weather is not ok anywhere".

The focus needs to be on the multi-part nature of the Global Climate System (oceans, atmosphere, poles, equator, land masses, ice caps, water cycles, seasons, and the like), as individual parts, not on any one part to determine everything about the other parts.

This year had fewer hurricanes than expected, nevertheless we had a lot of typhoons and cyclones.

One typhoon, Wipha, of the several to hit nations around Japan,  went all the way from the south west Pacific up through Japan, on to Alaska with hurricane force winds there, then diminishing into a low and going across Canada then back down into the central part of the U.S., then weakening more before going off into the Atlantic.

Next year may be the opposite, because any damaged system is less predictable when one tries to forecast exactly what dysfunction will happen to any one single part within a damaged system (Agnotology: The Surge - 6).

We just know that the Global Climate System is dysfunctional, and we know that such dysfunction is not good:
A leaked draft of an international scientific report forecasts that man-made global warming likely will worsen already existing human tragedies of war, starvation, poverty, flooding, extreme weather and disease.

The Nobel Peace Prize-winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change will issue a report next March on how global warming is already affecting the way people live and what will happen in the future, including a worldwide drop in income. A leaked copy of a draft of the report's summary appeared online Friday. Governments will spend the next few months making comments about the draft.

The report details specific effects of warming and how countries and people can adapt to some of them. The American scientist who heads the report, Chris Field, says experts paint a dramatic contrast of possible futures.
(Climate: Violent, Sicker, Poorer Future, emphasis added). We can see that the damage which just one hurricane caused, Hurricane Sandy,  does not go away easily:
One year after Hurricane Sandy ravaged the Northeast coast, some of the hardest-hit communities continue to struggle with the storm's damage. Many of the areas most devastated by Sandy were home to low-income people who are now homeless. Even when families evicted by the storm have found somewhere safe to stay, they are frequently forced to bunk up with other families or sleep on the floor. Others hit the dunes. Making matters worse, winter is fast approaching.

In New York City, families that were already vulnerable to the housing crisis now face incredible burdens to finding affordable shelter in their communities. "Sandy was extremely devastating, but it actually uncovered and brought to light an already existing problem, which was a lack of affordable housing," says Ismene Ispeliotis, executive director of the Mutual Housing Association of New York. "Now you have hundreds and thousands of additional families going into the shelter system and burdening available housing."

In communities where repairing and rebuilding is a distant dream, hopelessness prevails for many. A year after the storm, these 10 Sandy-shocked communities are in desperate need of revitalization.
(Rolling Stone, emphasis added). Much damage from Hurricane Katrina, which happened about 7 years before Sandy hit, is still not fixed (GNOCDC).

Thus, as the number of catastrophic Global Climate System events take place around the world, some governments, under the influence of Epigovernment, tend to think that all they can do is triage (New Climate Catastrophe Policy: Triage - 10).

The particular Epigovernment which influences the U.S.A. is a global military empire (Epigovernment: The New Model - 5).

That Epigovernment is aware of the damage to the Global Climate System (All Weather is Local - 4) and has formulated contingency plans for triage (Internment & Relocation, see also Why Is The Government Conditioning Us To Austerity? - 2).

What the Epigovernment refuses to become aware of, however, is that they are the ones causing the problem (Oil-Qaeda: The Indictment).

The previous post in this series is here.

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