Summer 2022 Coming on With a Bang – Just Warming Up

June 14, 2022

Extreme storm across Chicago.

Dramatic fire pics from Flagstaff.
We can look at these images and ponder our gratitude to Exxon.

“Hazardous” flooding shuts down Yellowstone.

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2 Responses to “Summer 2022 Coming on With a Bang – Just Warming Up”

  1. rhymeswithgoalie Says:

    Just saw a string of helmeted kids go by on their bikes and checked the current local temp: 100°F

    Not sure they had water.

  2. rhymeswithgoalie Says:

    Regarding the video of the road torn up in multiple places from the raging river: This is the time we have to stop and re-evaluate whether a road like this should be rebuilt at all, rather than taking it for granted that it should.

    Yes, it might be that there are many worthwhile benefits to rebuilding the road, but when making the decision, we should assess the new costs associated with it. (Don’t know in this case, but it sure looks expensive.)

    For example, many counties have learned how to save money by down-grading roads from, say, asphalt to gravel, because the local population or economy has gone down and they aren’t used enough to merit expensive paving. Another example is converting oft-flooded neighborhoods into OK-to-be-flooded greenspace parks. We have to stop taking things for granted and be grown-ups about things.


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