The US National Weather Service does a pretty good job at predicting weather, but there are problems. In fact, we are behind compared to other nations, and parts of our infrastructure is deteriorating. Paul Douglas has been telling people for some time that we need to pay attention to our aging satellite system, and here Kate Sheppard talks about the slow but steady development of legislation to advance our storm prediction abilities:

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  1. #1 Buck Field
    The Advantages of "Bad" Storms...
    April 30, 2014

    Really severe ones help reduce the surplus population (takers) while providing profit incentives to job creators during reconstruction.

    People who don’t like it should either live in storm-proof homes, or take a private jet to Aspen or Cabo.

  2. #2 Marco
    April 30, 2014

    I sincerely hope Buck Field is being sarcastic here…

  3. #3 Buck Field
    April 30, 2014

    WordPress didn’t seem to like the formatting of my “Libertublican Mode: Off” caveat apparently, and snipped it without my permission, then proceeded to post the entry without it, and offered no editing option…so the comment went out not as clear as intended.

    There exist, however, a large swath who view the world through a lens fairly close to that.

  4. #4 Marco
    April 30, 2014

    Indeed, such people exist. So be careful with sarcastic comments, as some people may think you mean it (and then agree with you).

  5. #5 Buck Field
    April 30, 2014

    (very) Occasionally, such agreement leads to productive discussion, such as when I’ve encountered people sincerely interested in how we know the moon landings weren’t faked.

  6. #6 Flakmeister
    April 30, 2014

    Try discussing economic or climate related matters at zerohedge….

    If that doesn’t scare you, nothing will…

  7. #7 Buck Field
    April 30, 2014

    Your tone is enough to scare me already! :)

  8. #8 cosmicomics
    Denmark
    May 1, 2014

    Buck Field –
    Your first comment was a fine example of sarcasm and needed no further explanation.

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