Sunday, January 29, 2006

Blizzards In Hawaii While Rain Falls In New York


By Elaine Meinel Supkis

Today, yet another rainstorm is heading up to New York. This is January! Meanwhile, huge parts of the planet are getting hammered by blizzards including Hawaii! Instabilty is one of the effects of global warming.

From Unknown Country:
A vast arctic cold front has driven temperatures to record lows from Norway to Siberia and Japan, and has now brought snow to the slopes of Mauna Kea volcano in Hawaii. Tourists from California who were climbing the volcano were almost stranded when the latest blizzard began. The park rangers who work there all say they have never seen snow this intense in Hawaii before. While snow is fairly common on Mauna Kea, blizzard conditions are rare.

Temperatures in Moscow have plunged to -35 last week, and the US northeast has been experienced heavy snowfall in recent days. Bitter cold has gripped northern India, and New Delhi has seen record lows, as has Greece, where the Acropolis is covered with snow. Hundreds have died worldwide, at least 53 in Ukraine alone.
Truly, the weather is extremely bizarre this year. I was out sawing firewood they other day in a light jacket and was soon covered with sweat because of the hot sun! This, on a mountain in upstate New York! Unbelievable.

Americans are rejoicing in this weather because our fuel costs are down but there are some devils in these details and if any of them take form, we just might end up with no port cities on the Gulf or Florida.

Also, I just wanted to do a cartoon about snow in Hawaii. Have to have some mordant fun. Haha.
*************************************************************
Previous Similar Articles
Deadly Coldwave Grips Europe
*************************************************************
To return to homepage click here
To read more science news click here
Washington Pest

Bush Plans to Cut NASA Funds--Just Like I Predicted


By Elaine Meinel Supkis

Back when Bush claimed he wanted to go to Mars--he actually meant, be Mars---he got the usual supporters of NASA to back him in the last election. I noted over and over, he never ever mentions space exploration or Mars in any meaningful way and besides, the planet we should be studying is called "Earth" and he just killed the Earth orbiting Deep Space Climate Observatory! So now, he sticks a knife into NASA just in time for a possible asteroid strike (which isn't in the news, is it?).

From the Washington Post:
President Bush has finally won endorsement of his "Vision for Space Exploration" from a once-skeptical Congress, but supporters now fear the administration is backing away from its own initiative to send humans back to the moon and then on to Mars.

For at least three months, the White House Office of Management and Budget and NASA have struggled to find a way to make up a budget shortfall of between $3 billion and $5 billion and perhaps more, in the troubled space shuttle program -- and to do so without inflating overall space spending well beyond the $16.5 billion that NASA has this year.
The born again baboons on the right hate NASA. They want it dead. They want all scientists to be as moronic as they and this is what kills all empires: religious nuts strangling science. Even happened to China!

Of course, Bush intends to kill NASA. Why the world's billionaires think they will have a big party if we are all snuffed in an asteroid strike baffles me. They won't even be able to flee to the moon or Mars! They will die! Like us! Is this smart of what?

I knew this was going to happen. As usual, it happens. Why can't I be wrong? This would be a happy thing, all the Cassandra stuff, false! No one would be happier than I!

Living on our living earth means we have some small responsibility for taking care of it. We watched, idle, while huge hurricanes tore apart our nation and we still refuse to impliment any of the Kyoto Accord's suggetions. And now this. NASA has proven over the years to be one of the "good" government programs, one that benefits all humanity as well as the planet and Gaia.

Well, that is why Bush must kill it. His plan is to have no government systems work, period. Except the military and even that, nope. Look at 9/11. Our military, out to lunch, goofing off, ditto during hurricane Katrina. Gah.

Can they hand NASA over to me? And the Presidency? For one week? Pretty please.
*************************************************************
Previous Similar Articles
NASA Kills The Deep Space Observatory
America Celebrates the Death of the Kyoto Accords
Lost in Space
NASA Flounders
*************************************************************
To return to homepage click here
To read more science news click here
Washington Pest