Saturday 30 September 2017

Puerto Rico - "the dead continue to accumulate"

The scenario is grim...Meanwhile, the dead continue to accumulate”

Maria Vazquez Disgusting beyond belief food and 

water.but they can't unload the planes ,so just let our 

Puerto Rica people die

I love this mayor all we need is rice and beans

We are Puerto Rica

Bearing witness to a humanitarian crisis in Puerto Rico
One of the people who has been doing great work getting information out of Puerto Rico is David Begnaud who has been reporting on Facebook but also on CBS.

It was Begnaud who first reproted about the 30,000 containers on the whaf waiting for drivers to distribute.

People are putting drinkable water in Clorox containers because that's all they have right now.

More help is needed in Aguadilla on the western part of Puerto Rico - today people lined up for food water and medicene. The mayor is desperate to get more. He had only 2,000 meals for 60,000 people. Parents and children were given 4 bottles of water and 3 snacks. The Red Cross is here. Fema is here. The military is here but the need is still DIRE.

David Begnaud

Watch an interview with the mayor of Aquadilla HERE

Here is a comment on Begnaut's Facebook account

Maria Vazquez Disgusting beyond belief food and water.but 

they can't unload the planes ,so just let our Puerto Rica 

people die

I love this mayor all we need is rice and beans
We are Puerto Rica

And some reports via CBS

Frustrations run high in Puerto Rico as supplies remain scarce

Desperate pleas for stalled supplies in Puerto Rico


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    With global warming, air is radiating more heat (higher sky temperature) and air is hotter and therefore heats the ocean surface more by radiation and conduction and convection. For a hurricane to form, at least a water temperature of 26.5 deg C is needed to a depth of 50 m. Solar energy is absorbed to a depth of about 100 m. The infrared and near infrared (near visible light frequency) portion of solar energy (sunlight) is absorbed within a centimetre or so of the sea surface, but the green and blue light portion is absorbed up to 100 m or so. So this creates conditions for hurricane formation regarding depth of high temperature water. Generally, tropical cyclones need to form more than 555 km (five degrees of latitude) away from the equator to allow the Coriolis effect to deflect winds. With warming sea temperatures a greater area will be suitable for hurricanes, regarding temperature and degrees from the equator. Clouds and mist absorb solar energy and fine mist evaporative cooling will reduce air temperatures and water temperatures - see I contacted Hollywood film directors asking if the would make a movie on evaporative cooling in the hope that governments would see the potential - see for some of the ideas I have given to directors in Hollywood.

    1. Also ask your producers to discuss radiative cooling. Space is very cold, like around 4oK. K is Kelvin and 4oK is 4 oC above absolute zero. So, Space is very cold. Since earth is surrounded by a vacuum, radiation is the only way to reject heat off the planet. Conduction, convection, advection and evaporative cooling only moves heat around the planet but does nothing to get it out to space. Fortunately, heat flows in one direction at a time; from hot to cold. Between the hours 3pm to 9am, when the sun is not heating the planet, the earth is giving off heat. How much heat? By the principle of black body radiation, the amount of heat flux only depends on temperature of the object and the resistance of the atmosphere. Equatorial deserts are the best places to radiate heat to space. The resistance is principally determined by cloud cover, cloud height and relative humidity. So, while your idea could work during the day to reflect solar energy, getting to a clear dry sky at night is the best approach to cooling the planet. I recommend clearing the skies of water vapor and removing or breaking up sea ice between solar evening to morning as the most effective techniques to achi Global Thermal Control. As an example of and Active Thermal Control System in space take a look at the International Space Station.


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