Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Noted for the Record

By way of Marc Morano


On a more serious note the discussion about sea level rise making it necessary to abandon Pacific Islands may have been less pressing than one about continued settlement on islands exposed to tropical cyclones.  Barbuda has been abandoned at least temporarily.  Other islands in the Leewards are, well not so well off, and the US and British Virgin Islands have been hit as hard as Puerto Rico. At what point does it become necessary to abandon smaller Caribbean islands like Barbuda, at what time to abandon Puerto Rico?

Would another hurricane season such as this in the next 10 years make rebuilding impossible.  What level of rebuilding would be necessary to shelter the island population from continued tropical cyclone threats.

PBS has a list of places to donate to for Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands.  Eli would be happy to post other suggestions for other island hit by the storms

Another tidbit

6 comments:

magmacc said...

I couldn't help but notice Maue's updates on Twitter grew steadily more frantic with Harvey, Irma and Maria. And maybe a $300 billion-plus bill will shut Pielke Jr. up for a while.

Some silence from the pair would be appreciated.

David B Benson said...

Encourage your senators to exempt Puerto Rico from the Jones Act. As soon as may be.

Bernard J. said...

Unlike some, who shall remain as nameless as they are clueless, Nature knows how to integrate. At some point humanity will have to face the calculus of the laws of physics, even as they try again and again to deny them.

And as has occurred throughout history, from the Roman empire thourgh to the Dutch penchant for tulips and thence to sub-prime magic money-bag schemes, the realisation of the integrations comes with a bang, and not after slow-building crescendos.

Just so that no one can say that they weren't told.

Russell Seitz / Bright Water said...

A good Indopacific island paradise with a maximum elevation of 33 centimeters can be hard to find at high tide .

Get back to us when you run out of canal front property salesmen in the Florida Keys , or desert island developers in Barbuda and the Persian Gulf.

Tadaaa said...

nature bats last - as they asy

Russell Seitz / Bright Water said...

I'm partial to the Grenadines because the force is with them- Coriolis , that is .

By the time hurricanes get to sixty East, the vast majority have been flung well north of 15 North , so south of St. Lucia, winds >100kph rarely occur, albeit the reefs take a beating from hurricane swells

https://vvattsupwiththat.blogspot.com/2016/02/tis-good-to-be-ashore.html