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Oklahoma Tornado Just the Start : Construction Standards and Global Warming: The 1-2 Punch that the US cannot survive


Welcome to the increased violence of storms produced by Global Warming. It is happening. This year is a benchmark year in that CO2 levels break the 400ppm mark (highest level in human history). WHAT DOES THIS MEAN? It means that there are more particles in the air to help create violent storms, intense rain, snow storms, and hurricanes. It means that everything is MORE VIOLENT.

See the video on the benchmark at: Huffington Post 400PPM report

Welcome to the start of a disastrous 2013 storm and hurricane season. Thousands of bloggers and news outlets have tried to warn everyone of the coming dangers, but the GOP made sure we were all silenced.

2012 and Global Warming Update

2013 Hurricane Forecast : Forget About “Named Storms”

Global Warming Means More Snow and More Record Cold

What Rush L. and the idiots of the Fox News don’t get is that global warming means more violence in the atmosphere. That means more dangerous storm events.

So thanks to the GOP and Fox News, we now have a nation that is completely unprepared for the storms and weather violence that is now at our doorsteps.

Tornadoes cause an average of 70 fatalities and 1,500 injuries in the U.S. each year, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Over the last decade, these numbers have steadily risen. In 2011 there were 1,897 tornadoes reported in the U.S., of which at least 1,706 were confirmed. It proved to be a destructive and deadly year for tornadoes, with 550 confirmed fatalities.

This year it will be 1000+ fatalities….GUARANTEED.

Now add the fact that construction companies and developers have used PAC’s to influence law makers for decades to approve lower and lower building standards. 2X4s are no longer 2 inches by 4 inches…WHY?…..because it saves money and our local governments did nothing. Next add the fact that the old wall stud requirement of 12 inches apart was replaced by zoning approvals of studs 18 inches apart. The result is a home that is “built to withstand 90mph winds”.
Who in their right mind would think that 90mph is a wind standard that we should build millions of homes to that specification???

We are not even prepared for tornadoes of 130mph wind speeds. Research at Texas Tech University and elsewhere has shown that only masonry or reinforced concrete walls can protect against lethal flying debris that might be encountered during a tornado with wind speeds up to 130 mph. Now we can expect regular storms with tornadoes with winds in excess of 200 mph.

The combination of bad zoning regulations that were passed by influence of developer PAC funds, and the coming storms that will pummel the midwest states with 200mph winds, and the coastal states with category 4 and 5 hurricanes, will result in the destruction of a large majority of these homes made out of inferior quality sticks and nails.

The nations photo journal will be filled with images like these…..

So what is the ONLY silver lining to this sad story? Maybe it is the fact that most of those superstitious people who believe everything that Fox News tells them, live in the states that will be the hardest hit by thest tornadoes.

Itia (abroad)

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