Sunday, November 10, 2013

Maybe tomorrow...

...I think society moves on to quick these days. There are thousands if not tens of thousands of people dead in the Philippines. Their lives taken from them by a storm every nation that emits greenhouse gases are responsible for. 

I can't move on that quick. I don't believe anyone should. 

I couldn't believe it when nearly 15,000 French citizens died due to heat and the world didn't stand still. The world stood still for an accomplishment when a man walked on the moon, but, not for 15,000 deaths. 

The world stood still when millions were killed in Rwanda, but, not when 56,000 people died in Russian wildfires. 

The world stood still for the release of Microsoft Word 5.1, but, not for the death of Kenule "Ken" Beeson Saro Wiwa. 

The world stood still when Katrina killed 1833 people in New Orleans, but, brushed it off and never looked back and certainly never looked back for the destruction of Larson B Ice Shelf in Antarctica or the ice sheets of Greenland and certainly not the melting of an entire ocean in the Arctic. An entire ocean and it is viewed as an opportunity to make money drilling for oil. There is no conscience anymore. No one is appalled at these outrageous thoughts or acts.

I don't know what it is going to take to shake the First World awake anymore. But, the people of the Third World are completely innocent and ravaged. 

I think we are wrong in our focus of what is important politically and I think Americans have gotten used to being handled by political bullies with priorities of Wall Street, faux priorities and false senses of security.

The tidal surge was over 20 feet.

Survivors see their loss, I see water. This ship was lifted high enough to carry it over land once populated and then receded easing it down on top of the rubble. There had to be at least a 20 foot storm surge to do that. That ship was not dragged over land by water. It was not knocked over by water. It was lifted and then settled on land. The water was high enough to pull it off it's moorings and carry it over the structure standing next to it.

The ship has to be removed to find any of those that perished under it. 

My deepest sympathies to the nation of Philippines. There will be great heartache there and in the USA due to this storm.

Survivors (click here) walk past a ship that lies on top of damaged homes after it was washed ashore in Tacloban city, Leyte province central Philippines on Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013. The city remains littered with debris from damaged homes as many complain of shortage of food, water and no electricity since the Typhoon Haiyan slammed into their province. Haiyan, one of the most powerful typhoons ever recorded, slammed into central Philippine provinces Friday leaving a wide swath of destruction and scores of people dead. Photo: Aaron Favila, AP

This is so outrageous to state, but, I am going to state it anyway

The red circle marked A is Tacloban,Phillipine.

It is the central islands of the country of Philippines. The global community needs to examine the danger to such island nations and adjust their population distribution. These storms are NOT going end any time soon. 

The Climate Crisis is far from over. There is too much stored CO2 in the oceans and in the troposphere and there is migration of gases in to the tropopause and stratosphere. It is going to be a while before this trend actually becomes a livable planet again. The stored CO2 still has to shift back out of their storage areas into the troposphere again. Measure of gaseous CO2 can be made, are made and should be monitored regularly to find a trend in it's distribution through the Earth's biotic content.

I have am been observing and measuring these storms for well over 11 years. The first two vortices occurred October 4, 2002. These monsterous phenomena have not stopped. Some call them Mid-Latitude Vortexes, but, they don't normally continue day after day. At one time they were occasional weather patterns that were watched closely for volatility. The chronic manifestation is a dangerous troposhere and increases the warming of Earth. Rather than 'still/stagnant' air the vortexes circulate the concentration of CO2.

A victim of the powerful typhoon, one of the strongest ever to make landfall, was carried Saturday in the city of Tacloban. The estimated death toll climbed as the extent of the damage became apparent.

By Jim Gomez
Associated Press
November 10, 2013

TACLOBAN, Philippines (AP) — Corpses hung from trees, (click here) were scattered on sidewalks or buried in flattened buildings — some of the 10,000 people believed killed in one Philippine city alone by ferocious Typhoon Haiyan that washed away homes and buildings with powerful winds and giant waves.

As the scale of devastation became clear Sunday from one of the worst storms ever recorded, officials projected the death toll could climb even higher when emergency crews reach parts of the archipelago cut off by flooding and landslides. Looters raided grocery stores and gas stations in search of food, fuel and water as the government began relief efforts and international aid operations got underway.

Even in a nation regularly beset by earthquakes, volcanoes and tropical storms, Typhoon Haiyan appears to be the deadliest natural disaster on record....

That is off topic. These storms are water loving. They rather increase in velocity than find an inland route. That is due to the physics manifested in large oscillations. Do to that fact they reach high velocities. There is every indication that is not going to end. As a matter of fact following this storm I would expect NOAA and NASA to re-evaluate the burgeoning Cat 6 hurricane.

It isn't that these storms don't make landfall, they do and with great force, but, not with the force it had at sea. Superstorm Sandy was evidence of that. But, this storm ran over the center of the country of Philippines on it's way west. It took the path of least resistance while it continued to carry high velocities. The physics of these storms are completely known, they are to take tropospheric heat and drive it into the oceans. The higher the velocity, the deeper the penetration of the storm into the ocean surface and the more heat carried to the oceans. This physics as to why it oscillates over water is that water vapor heats and fuels the storms. So, even though the storm may be following a obvious path, as Katrina did; it skips east, west, north and south as the water vapor coming off the ocean (similar to lake effects weather) concentrates and the heat carries the full force of the circulating air. 

There was recently an east Pacific hurricane near Mexico that literally bounced into higher atmospheric circulating air and skipped over the entire country of Mexico. The patterns of these storms are becoming more and more volatile and can't be ignored. I am sure NOAA and NASA have their hands full evaluating and following the trends of these monsters.

The point is this.

The Philippines need to concentration their nation's people in the north and south islands, but, also increase the structure endurance to high winds. That may very well mean the buildings have a limit to their height. It depends on the architectural design. The Philippines need to consider maintaining the smaller, central islands into tourist areas which can be easily evacuated if the circumstances all for it. 

For as long as I can remember, once I started to study this stuff, the concern of the global community was sea level rise and the island nations. That is still a focus, however, these storms are not an additional focus.

Every nation is important. Every ethnicity of people are important. The sanity and safety of those nations are important. We need to look at the potential of these storms differently and protect from them.

The US Navy may already have a presence in the Phillipines.

I would have expected any ships to set to sea with the storm approaching, but, if they didn't go far (which is difficult with the diameter of the storm) they could already be back at the Philippine coastline. Maybe. 

The best information is going to be coming from government and the military. I don't expect the country's infrastructure to be up to par.  

With thousands dead, Philippine typhoon ‘a great human tragedy’ (click here) 

Devastation Feared Across Central Philippines in Typhoon’s Wake 

Russia Plans to Send 200 Rescuers to Typhoon-Hit Philippines

Randy V. Datu Posted on 09/17/2013 9:06 AM  Updated 09/17/2013 9:36 AM  

SUBIC BAY FREEPORT, Philippines (click here) – Two US Navy ships docked at the Subic Bay freeport Monday, September 16, for a port visit and to take part in a joint PH-US military exercise.

US Navy ships, the USS Boxer (LHD 4) arrived Monday afternoon, while USS New Orleans (LPD 18) followed soon after, carrying a total of more than 3,000 American navy and marine personnel.

They are scheduled to participate in the upcoming Amphibious Landing Exercise (PHIBLEX) 2014, alongside the Philippine Marine Corps, the US Navy said in a post Monday.

The Boxer is a Wasp-class amphibious assault ship which can accommodate and send any type of helicopters in its platform....