These are not the sort of things you want to read,
…CATEGORY FIVE HURRICANE RITA CONTINUING TO DEEPEN…
…NOW THE THIRD MOST INTENSE HURRICANE IN THE ATLANTIC BASIN
WTNT63 KNHC 212351
HURRICANE RITA TROPICAL CYCLONE UPDATE
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
650 PM CDT WED SEP 21 2005
…RITA BECOMES THE THIRD MOST INTENSE HURRICANE ON RECORD…
DROPSONDE DATA FROM AN AIR FORCE RESERVE UNIT RECONNAISSANCE
AIRCRAFT AT 623 PM CDT…2323Z…INDICATED THE CENTRAL PRESSURE HAS
FALLEN TO BELOW 899 MB…OR 26.55 INCHES. THE DROPSONDE INSTRUMENT
MEASURED 32 KT/35 MPH WINDS AT THE SURFACE…WHICH MEANS IT LIKELY
DID NOT RECORD THE LOWEST PRESSURE IN THE EYE OF RITA. THE CENTRAL
PRESSURE IS PROBABLY AT LEAST AS LOW AS 898 MB…AND PERHAPS EVEN
LOWER. FOR OFFICIAL PURPOSES… A PRESSURE OF 898 MB IS ASSUMED…
WHICH NOW MAKES RITA THE THIRD MOST INTENSE HURRICANE IN TERMS OF
PRESSURE IN THE ATLANTIC BASIN. SOME ADDITIONAL DEEPENING AND
INTENSIFICATION IS POSSIBLE FOR THE NEXT 12 HOURS OR SO.
RITA CURRENTLY RANKS BEHIND HURRICANE GILBERT IN 1988 WITH 888 MB
AND THE 1935 LABOR DAY HURRICANE WITH 892 MB.
Is it just me or is the national hurricane center basicly telling us we are about to be fucked?
This thing is a beast, the raw uncaring face of nature. It is going to kill maim and destroy everything in its path. These are the kinds of things we are fucking with when we continue to drive our hummers, continue to burn fossile fuels for energy, continue to vote for idiots who dont get it. WAKE THE FUCK UP PEOPLE! Human beings are but one small PART of a grander WHOLE. We must work with nature, not try to force it to work for us. The dinosaurs lived for milliions of years, and they were wiped out just like that. What we are witnessing is the end of the human species. We are not going to go out with a bang, no bright flash of light. We will simply fight among ourselves as the oil runs out, and the weather gets worse. Do you really want the human race to end in a dark twilight of our own making? I certainly dont. Now is the time to take action, install the solar panels, drive the biodiesel car, recycle, reduce, reuse, hug your neighbor, go for a walk in the woods, ride your bike, use less shit, change your life, or nature will take it from you. As any biologist, or for that matter anyone who knows anything about hunting, farming, or animals,will tell you what happens when one animal gets too out of sync with its ecosystem. that animal suffers massive dieback or it goes extinct…think about that next time you see an SUV, or a coal fired power plant, think about extinction every time you turn your light switch on, or see something about a car bombing on tv. I am not talking about the economy, fuck the economy, i am talking about you, your family, and everyone you have ever known, dieing. We are smart enough, have the money, and the technology. All we need is the motivation. I for one refuse to go gently into that dark night…