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Showing posts with label weather. Show all posts
Showing posts with label weather. Show all posts

Friday, September 17, 2021

GeekSpeak – Is there New Hope for our Climate? Join the discussion Sept. 18th at 12pm SLT


Last month a report from a thinktank called RethinkX suggested that certain disruptive technologies will mean that we produce less carbon without even meaning to.  Perhaps these technologies mean that we will not destroy our planet after all.

Let’s talk about these disruptive technologies.  What are they and why are they so disruptive? 

Let’s discuss the speed with which the world changes when disruption hits.  Horses were obsolete 15 years after the first car.  Radio and TV were adopted even more quickly.  Future disruptions could move at light speed.  If you ever wonder why the world changes so fast, hold your hat for the next 15 years. 

Come and discuss  the ways we do things now before they are gone forever.  Bring your friends and a CD, if you can remember what that was.

IM Vulcan Viper, who teaches a meditation class every Wednesday at 1pm SLT in the GeekSpeak auditorium, if you have ideas for new subjects.

Saturday, August 24, 2019

GeekSpeak – what is the future of Africa? Join the discussion Saturday, August 24th at noon SLT

Africa is the second largest continent, with 54 countries and a very young and rapidly expanding population.  At present it is suffering from wars, diseases, and droughts. But there is a lot of promise for the future.
Let’s talk about how the next superpower will develop.  How soon will we see a major boost in the wealth of the African population?  What is needed to get it going? What problems must be overcome?Will Africa be the next energy provider, or the next food provider for the world?  Or will we see an industrial revolution as in East Asia? What leapfrogging effects will take place?

Come and discuss the soon-not-so-dark continent today!

IM Vulcan Viper if you have ideas for new subjects.

Saturday, July 28, 2018

GeekSpeak – How do we cope with a worldwide heatwave? Join the disussion Saturday, July 28th at 12pm SLT

All over the world people are trying to cope with record high temperatures. Roads are melting, train tracks are buckling, plants are dying.  How do we live with all of this?

Is this summer just a freak summer?  Or can we expect summers like this to be common in the future?  If they become common can we survive?

Come to GeekSpeak and talk about how to live in the heat and how to plan for tomorrow

IM Vulcan Viper if you have any ideas for future subjects.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Sandy Aftermath: Reporting from Northeast Pennsylvania

Sandy sure packed a powerful punch as it made its way over the eastcoast region of the United States. In Pennsylvania we prepared for what forcasters were saying would be historical. In deed it was. It devastated lower Manhattan, sucker punched the Jersey shore, ripped out the Atlantic City boardwalk and bodyslammed Pennsylvania as far in as Philadelphia, among other states in its path of desctuction. I'm glad to report, power has been restored to 41,000 in my area but 160,000 are still without power. Schools have been closed since Monday due to outages. There is some flooding and lots of debris remaining. Life after Sandy is in clean up mode.



Sunday, October 28, 2012

BREAKING NEWS! The Perfect Storm is about to Administer a Smackdown to the Northeast! Are you prepared for an evacuation? Lanai Jarrico Reporting...


 A Superstorm named Sandy is being tracked as it makes landfall in Virginia, bringing heavy rain and wind. it is expected to turn back inland overnight towards regions of New York, New jersey, New England and well into Northeastern Pennsylvania; directly in my path!  Ahhhhhhh!
 The perfect storm as it is being called by weather watchers has already prompted New York City to shut down subway and transit systems ahead of the storm. Schools within it’s path have made their cancellations, low level land and coastal regions are also being evacuated at this time.  Electricity outages are estimated to be in the millions during this historical storm! 

Expert Senior Meteorologist Alex Sosnowski, reported, “An extremely rare and dangerous storm will turn in from the Atlantic, affecting 60 million people in its path and could lead to billions of dollars in damage”.“ Hurricane Sandy remains on track to become a historical storm for the mid-Atlantic and southern New England with New Jersey and New York City bracing for very dangerous conditions and catastrophic damage.The impact from Sandy will reach hundreds of miles from the center of landfall, including areas well inland and well ahead of the storm's landfall Monday night”.

If you live in these regions, please be safe and prepared!

Would you know what to do in the event of an emergency evacuation? Here are some important things you should round up in such a situation.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011


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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

In Today's Weather....Sunny with a side of WTF?