Thirty pieces of silver

www.npr.org/2019/10/31/774857502/state-department-solicits-comments-on-keystone-xl-pipeline

We sell out our country and our people to Saudi Arabia and Canada to get a pipeline we, the people, don’t need or want for a fuel that will be obsolete. Also remember that this is continuing because of an order by a man who thinks he is king for the benefit of another monarch.

4 a.m. questions that keep me from going back to sleep

Why don’t palm trees blow over in hurricanes?

How do hurricanes affect underwater currents compared to surface currents?

How much wind does it take to move a NATIONAL OCEAN AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION buoy?

Which type of windmill is more efficient?  Vertical or horizontal?

At how many feet does water reach 55 degrees f.?

Does junk on the waters surface affect wave heights or force?

Could tidal action turn turbines like water wheels.  And would they affect wave hight and force?

Could artificial grasses and bamboo protect coastlines from storm surge like wetlands?

 

 

 

Rethinking Disaster Recovery After A California Town Is Leveled By Wildfire : NPR

The 2018 Camp Fire destroyed 90% of the town of Paradise, Calif., and killed 85 people. Should the federal government jump in to rebuild communities at high risk of future disasters?
— Read on www.npr.org/2019/05/28/724404528/rethinking-disaster-recovery-after-a-california-town-is-leveled-by-wildfire

BOTTOM LINE:

States must either curb building in fire and hurricane areas or not provide insurance support. FEMA needs to draw lines areas that are not safe for habitation.