Disaster Preparedness

Who knows if this will be the worst year ever for hurricanes and wildfires? Maybe it will, because that is the general trend with global warming, but maybe it won’t because last year will be hard to top, especially on the wildfire front.
Just saw a map with little fire icons all over the Western U.S., I don’t know if it’s actually that bad but I have heard about firenadoes in California, which is a new wrinkle, and when nature actually evolves a new way to fuck you up, it’s worth sitting up and taking notice. The same map showed two Carribean hurricanes brewing, and the scary part there is they are on a convergence course. According to the map, one will hit a bit East of New Orleans with a top wind speed of 65 kph and the other a bit west with a top speed of 55 mph, so not the worst hurricanes ever, but it’s the convergence that’s kind of scary.
The other scary thing, of course, is that the U.S. is not any better prepared for these disasters than they were last year, or the year before, or the year before that.
If the human race goes extinct, it will be because we let it happen.

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