The 1960s began in 1959 with the Cuban Revolution. ]]>

Excerpt (from the article linked below):

I do not wish hardship on anyone, but it is hard to ignore the irony in North Carolina’s intentional near-sightedness and climate change denial, in 2012 North Carolina legislators banned “the state from basing coastal policies on the latest scientific predictions of how much the sea level will rise.” Stephen Colbert’s mockery back then was well deserved, “If your science gives you a result you don’t like, pass a law saying the result is illegal. Problem solved…” but, in the coming days reminders of this willful ignorance will feel like salt in the wounds.

Hurricane Trump, Season 2

by Wim Laven

17 September 2018

https://www.counterpunch.org/2018/09/17/hurricane-trump-season-2/

R = outer radius,

r = radius parameter (0 < r < R),

RF0 = maximum rainfall, located at the center (r = 0),

a linear falloff of rainfall, RF(r), with respect to radius:

RF(r/R) = RF0*(1 – r/R)

RF(0) = RF0

RF(R) = 0.

The averaged rainfall (all the rain within pi*R^2 averaged to one depth) is:

[Integral(over r/R, from 0 to 1) of RF(r/R)*pi*(r/R)*d(r/R)] / [pi*(1^2)] =

(note pi cancels, top and bottom)

(use x = r/R)

RF0*[Integral(over x, from 0 to 1) of (1 – x)*x*dx] =

RF0*[(1/2) – (1/3)] =

RF0/6.

If:

RF0 = 60 inches, then the average over the entire area is 10 inches,

RF0 = 54 inches, then the average over the entire area is 9 inches,

RF0 = 48 inches, then the average over the entire area is 8 inches,

RF0 = 42 inches, then the average over the entire area is 7 inches,

RF0 = 36 inches, then the average over the entire area is 6 inches.

8.3454 lb per US gallon of water

2.2046 lb per kilogram,

then:

(75.173 x 10^12 kg H2O) x (2.2046 lb/kg)/(8.3454 lb/gallon-H2O) =

(75.173 x 10^12) x (0.264169…) gallons H2O =

19.8584125… x 10^12 gallons-H2O =

~20 trillion gallons H2O = ~20 thousand-billion gallons H2O.

This is my estimated amount of water (available for rain) carried by Hurricane Florence.

]]>Some Dimensions of Hurricane Florence

14 September 2018

https://www.counterpunch.org/2018/09/14/some-dimensions-of-hurricane-florence/

Hurricane Florence, Terrorism by another Name: Climate Change

13 September 2018

https://dissidentvoice.org/2018/09/hurricane-florence-terrorism-by-another-name-climate-change/