Heat Wave

The last things I do as a San Franciscan is check the weather.

I go out ready for all seasons; most San Franciscans
I know carry backpacks.

Friday morning, ready for autumn, winter and spring,
I took a circuitous 3-mile hike to see my therapist.

I arrived for the 12:30 session drenched in sweat.

I later learned I’d taken that hike as the temperature climbed
to 106 degrees.

By the time I got home, I had a throbbing headache and was sick.

It was almost worse in the apartment and the temperature didn’t
drop by much overnight.

At midnight, the temperature was still 90 degrees Fahrenheit.

“If the temperature remains elevated overnight, that’s when we see
the increase in deaths. The body becomes overwhelmed because it
doesn’t get the respite that it needs.” The Scientific American.

This was Saturday’s nights alert:

Screen shot of an excessive heat warning in San Francisco at 9 PM Saturday Night
September 2nd Excessive Heat Warning – 6 PM

I spent most of Saturday cooling down under frequent showers
and watching the recent season of MST3K on Netflix or going
off on anti-trump twitter rants, which seem to require less energy
than blogging.

By ten pm, the temperature dropped and I was able to sleep.

This morning the headache is gone and I can think and work.

If you’re in a heat wave avoid 3-mile hikes.

Here are some tips from the CDC:

CDC Guidelines for self care in a Heatwave
Take Care of yourself in a Heat Wave

(c) Rob Goldstein 2017 All Rights Reserved

CDC info-graphic from Multomah County

Save

A Public Service Announcement from the American Center for Preserving Reality

Breitbart News’ Smack Down By The WX Channel Regarding Climate Change

Excellent post. Bloggers doing the job of our media by pushing back against the peddling of lies as news.

BTW, the guy in the video is kind of annoying but he’s doing us a service so cut him some slack. 😉

Gronda Morin

The Qori Kalis Glacier in Peru, July 2004. (NASA)

This time, when Breitbart News published a wildly inaccurate article chalking climate change up as a hoax, The Weather Channel decided to teach the hyper-conservative news outlet (Trafficker of a lot of fake news) a thing or two about scientific fact. This is the perfect example of how a fake news story can influence U.S. policy making, if not checked.

The rest of this story can be located on the Weather Channel website, dated 12/6/16.

“In a post to its website, TWC called the Breitbart piece, which relied heavily on a story published in the Daily Mail, a prime example of cherry picking, or pulling a single item out of context to build a misleading case.”

“TWC’s scathing response features a video post in which atmospheric scientist Kait Parker  breaks down each of Breitbart’s claims, including that “global land temperatures have plummeted.” “Here’s the thing: Science doesn’t…

View original post 776 more words

Millennials have more at stake

from Musings of an Old Fart

musingsofanoldfart

While this title is painfully obvious, it cannot be overstated in this election. Everyone will be impacted by this election, but millennials will feel the brunt.

While both major party Presidential candidates are flawed, there is a clear light of day between Clinton and Trump, with her experience, competence, global relationships, temperament and toughness. On this latter point, Trump is a seventy year old petulant child when things don’t go his way or he is criticized, while his opponent weathers the storm.

Yet, three definitive comparisons need highlighting for all, but especially millennials – environment, economy and equality, the three E’s. The impact will have a lasting effect on our country and planet.

Environment: HRC and the Democratic Party have firm stances and policy positions consistent with the United Nations and every major science organization on climate change and man’s influence thereon. Trump is acquiescing to the fossil fuel…

View original post 358 more words