SHOULD THIS BE A SURPRISE, HE CAMPAIGNED AND WON THE PRESIDENCY ON DOING SO …
As reported at The Politico, President Donald Trump is expected to pull the United States out of the Paris climate change agreement. A note to the Politico news that acts like an OPED, it is not a victory for the nationalist wing of Trump’s White House, it is a victory for America and Americans. Donald Trump campaigned during the 2016 presidential election against the myths of man-made global warming and won. Trump is simply fulfilling a campaign promise to the People. As stated at Axios, pulling out of Paris is the biggest thing Trump could do to unravel Obama’s climate legacy. Aww, poor Obama won’t have a legacy … at least the United States of America will!!!
President Donald Trump is planning to pull the United States out of the Paris climate change agreement, according to a White House official, in a move that is certain to infuriate America’s allies across the globe and could destabilize the 2015 accord.
The upcoming decision is a victory for hardliners such as senior White House adviser Stephen Bannon, who argued that the deal would hobble the U.S. economy and Trump’s energy agenda, and a defeat for moderates like Trump’s daughter Ivanka, who feared that withdrawing would damage U.S. relations abroad. Trump had promised during the campaign to “cancel” the nearly 200-nation agreement, the most comprehensive climate pact ever negotiated.
Axios first reported the news that Trump would withdraw.
World leaders repeatedly pressed Trump on the issue during his recent trip to Europe, as did Pope Francis, who gave the president his papal encyclical on climate change when they met in the Vatican. Others who supported staying included Trump’s secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, and major oil companies such as ExxonMobil and Shell.
But the vast campaign to persuade the U.S. to remain ultimately did not sway the president.
NEARLY 200,000 PEOPLE EVACUATED …
Almost 200,000 people were evacuated after Northern California authorities warned an emergency spillway in the country’s tallest dam was in danger of failing. A state of emergency was declared as the 770-foot-tall Oroville Dam, the nation’s tallest, was in dear of failing. The cities of Oroville, Gridley, Live Oak, Marysville, Wheat land, Yuba City, Plumas Lake, and Olivehurst were all under evacuation orders.
At least 188,000 people remain under evacuation orders after Northern California authorities warned an emergency spillway in the country’s tallest dam was in danger of failing Sunday and unleashing uncontrolled flood waters on towns below.
About 150 miles northeast of San Francisco, Lake Oroville is one of California’s largest man-made lakes, and the 770-foot-tall Oroville Dam is the nation’s tallest.
The evacuation was ordered Sunday afternoon after engineers spotted erosion on the dam’s secondary spillway. Hours later, panicked and angry people were sitting in bumper-to-bumper traffic trying to leave the area.
“The police came and told us to evacuate,” said Kaysi Levias who was with her husband, Greg, at a gas station as they attempted to flee.
Officials warned residents that the spillway could fail within an hour.
“I’m just shocked,” Greg Levias said. “Pretty mad.”
“Not giving us more warning,” said Kaysi, finishing his sentence.
PLEASE TAKE THE WARNINGS TO THIS MASSIVE HURRICANE SERIOUSLY …
Hurricane Matthew hits the Bahamas and headed toward Florida. Matthew has already been responsible for 26 deaths (updated now to 39) as it heads toward the East coast of the United States. Gov. Scott warned Florida could be facing its ‘biggest evacuation ever’ after declaring a state emergency. Matthew is supposed to be a CAT4 hurricane when it hits the U.S. Please take the evacuations seriously.
More than two million people in the US have been urged to evacuate their homes amid warnings Hurricane Matthew is strengthening and could cause ‘loss of life’ as it bears down on the East Coast.
Thousands of families have been caught in gridlock in Florida, the Carolinas and Georgia after fleeing their homes ahead of the storm – which is expected to strike Miami at around 2am on Friday and crawl northwards.
The powerful category-three hurricane, the fiercest Caribbean storm in nearly a decade, has already killed at least 22 people in Haiti and four in the Dominican Republic on Tuesday.
It is expected to intensify to a ‘catastrophic’ category-four hurricane when it batters southern Florida and moves further up the Atlantic coast into Georgia and South Carolina, the US National Hurricane Center said.
The National Weather Service has advised that ‘loss of life’ and ‘immense human suffering’ is possible for those who don’t take precautions.
The Weather Channel: Hurricane Matthew’s U.S. Impacts: Life-Threatening Storm Surge, Damaging Winds, Flooding Rainfall.
Hurricane Matthew will hammer parts of eastern Florida starting Thursday, and then spread up the coast of Georgia and the Carolinas Friday into the weekend.
As illustrated by the National Hurricane Center’s (NHC) projected path map, and also explained below, the severity of any direct impacts will depend on how close the center of Matthew moves near the coast.
An important point to make is that landfall does NOT need to take place for the worst impacts to come ashore. The strongest winds and most drilling surge will come to the coast in the eyewall, which surrounds the eye. Landfall occurs when the calmest portion of the eye, or the center, comes ashore. Hurricane conditions could come ashore even if the center stays 20 to 30 miles offshore.
Roadways in Florida, Georgia and North and South Carolina were jammed and gas stations and food stores ran out of supplies as the storm approached, bringing storm surges, heavy rain and sustained winds that accelerated overnight to about 125 miles (205 km) per hour.
Matthew, which killed at least 39 people and displaced thousands, mostly in southern Haiti, was predicted to strengthen from a Category 3 to 4 storm en route to Florida’s Atlantic coast. Landfall was expected there on Thursday night, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said.
The center extended its hurricane warning area farther north into Georgia and more than 12 million U.S. residents were under a hurricane watches and warnings, according to the Weather Channel.
“Everyone in our state must prepare now for a direct hit,” Florida Governor Scott said at a news conference in Tallahassee on Wednesday. “If Matthew directly impacts Florida, the destruction could be catastrophic and you need to be prepared.”
It Must Be Global Warming … ‘Never Before Seen’ Spring Snowfall in the Caribbean Island of Guadeloupe
REMEMBER WHEN AL GORE SAID … THE EARTH HAS A FEVER. OR IS IT THE CHILLS AL?
As Ice Age Now reports, “No, it is not an April Fools Day joke, snowflakes actually fell in the neighboring French island of Guadeloupe.” Mr. Gore could not be reached for comment. Nor could Punxsutawney Phil.
“This has never happened before in recorded history,” says reader Ronald Baker. “Snow in the Caribbean islands in the spring. Wait until La Ninã kicks in this fall.”
1 Apr 2016 – “No, it is not an April Fools Day joke, snowflakes actually fell in the neighbouring French island of Guadeloupe.”
The event, described as ‘exceptional’ by French meteorologist Alain Museleque, took place on Thursday, March 31 in the municipality of St. Claude.
Reports from French media indicate that a very fine snowfall blanketed the hills above the town.
Museleque explained the extraordinary phenomenon on Guadeloupe Premiere TV.
“We had a mass of clouds that arrived over St. Claude…. In the mass of clouds, we had the creation of some snowflakes which fell to the ground. This has never before been seen in Guadeloupe. This is an exceptional event that we will never forget.”
French meteorologist, Alain Museleque, explained the extraordinary phenomenon on Guadeloupe Premiere TV.
“We had a mass of clouds that arrived over St. Claude,” he said in French and translated by McCathy Marie. “Accompanying this mass of clouds was some very cold air. In this very cold air, in the mass of clouds, we had the creation of some snowflakes which fell to the ground. This has never before been seen in Guadeloupe. This is an exceptional event that we will never forget.”
Two weeks ago in the same area, in a residential district which is just below La Soufriere Volcano overlooking the Town of Basse Terre, residents were surprised to see hailstones falling from the sky.
- Violence in Chicago, the weather it nuts! Hopefully 2016 will be better than 2015
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