Thursday, April 14, 2011

I sincerely do not believe the people in the Midwest are worried about the budget.

Wednesday April 13, 2011 — wisconsin rapids, WI
My view upon waking this morning! The flooded walking path is actually the Wisconsin River Trail which is part of the Ahdawagam Trail System in central Wisconsin

Add some rain to this mess and it will be awhile before relief is realized.

Chance of rain by tomorrow (click here)

Residents of Oslo, Minnesota (click here) on Wednesday walked levees and waited out massive flooding that has turned their community into a tiny temporary island in the Red River for a third year in a row, Mayor Scott Kosmatka said....

There is flooding in Canada, too.  

To right is the UNISYS Enhanced Infrared of the north and west hemisphere.  (click here for 12 hour loop - thank you)  There are significant storm systems over Canada and the Midwest.

April 14 2011
Published: Wednesday, April 13, 2011 11:59 p.m. MDT
SALT LAKE CITY — Another overnight storm (click here) threatening more snow in the mountains added to already ample fears that flooding could be widespread and problematic this spring.
Flooding hotspots identified by weather watchers include Cache County in the communities of Wellsville and Hyrum, in Morgan County, western Weber County communities, northern Davis County and Salt Lake County.
Multiple cities and counties have taken steps to prepare for flooding. In Salt Lake County, crews have filled 5,000 sandbags and 100,000 sandbags have been stockpiled. Another 100,000 have been ordered. An estimated 400 tons of large, angular rocks are on hand to be placed in streams as part of flood control efforts....

Thirty-five years of destoying mountains has to destroy culture as well. (click title to entry for film loop - thank you)

(To Left) the densely forested slopes of the Appalachian Mountains in southern West Virginia is a layer cake of thin coal seams.

April 8, 2010

"Coal Controversy in Appalachia"  (click here)
Hobet Mine in West Virginia on September 17, 1984.  This 1984 picture shows rivers and streams that still had clear, beautiful water with abundant wildlife.  The mining companies have destroyed any beauty of these areas while destroying the tourism possible.  The polluted waters have added dangers to the citizens of the area while contaminating their soil and water.


The rolling, stream-creased mountains of the central and southern Appalachian Mountains are blanketed by forests that have some of the highest biodiversity outside the tropics. Hundreds of thousands of acres of these forests have been lost or degraded by mountaintop removal mining. Not long after this photo of the mountains north of the Mud River in Boone County was taken in July 2005, an expansion of the Hobet-21 mine cleared and leveled large areas in the foreground and middle-ground of the photograph. (Photo ©2005 Vivian Stockman)

When one contemplates why the Climate Crisis exists; consider the loss of the beauty of the Appalachians and their carbon sinks.