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Just had a HUGE 'what if' moment.

What if the prevailing wind and current went west instead of east from Fukushima...

I'll posit one;

Radioactivity fears causes China to shut down their 17 existing plants and cancels the 32 currently under construction.

This would leave China needing coal/natural gas/oil to supplement the loss of their nuclear program.

This would bring about a large increase of anything that comes from a petrochemical and an increase of fracking.

I am not a nuclear power person.

I am not a nonrenewable person.

But WTF is a person to do?

I just thought of a second scenario that would build upon the above;

China could take the release of radioactivity reaching their shores as an act of war.

dun da dun tah dun da dun tah DAAAAAAAAAA!

" Dengue Fever Found on Florida's Treasure Coast"

"An outbreak of dengue fever linked to a neighborhood on Florida's Treasure Coast has caused Mosquito Control officials to go door-to-door in an effort to get rid of possible disease-carrying mosquitos.

Three dengue fever cases were confirmed two weeks ago, Martin County Health Department spokeswoman Renay Rouse said. A fourth case was uncovered after a review of previously unconfirmed cases in the area.

All four cases are linked to people living or working in the Rio neighborhood of Jensen Beach in Martin County, Rouse said."

snip...

"Dengue is transmitted through the bite of an infected Aedes mosquito. A person can contract with dengue fever or a more severe form, dengue hemorrhagic fever, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. More than 100 million dengue cases are estimated each year in most tropical areas of the world."

http://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/dengue-fever-found-on-floridas/16967121

It was only a matter of time before more and more of the world's mosquito borne diseases came ashore.

As the temps rise, the mosquitoes' range moves northward.

I am not sure at what temperature this species dies but I would imagine most of the eastern FL coast is possible.

And that is not even speaking of anything south and east, into the Gulf.

Now THIS is Cool!

"Timelapse: Satellite Reveals 10 Years of Weather in Three Minutes"

Watch as hurricanes fly across 2,000 miles in almost a blink of an eye.

I did not particularly notice Sandy, or any of the large ones but I'm sure you can see them; just correlate the day/year and slow/stop the video.

Also, watch the El Ninos/La Ninas as they pile up against Peru and then head NE.

http://www.accuweather.com/en/features/trend/video_noaa_goes12_satellite_ca/16825896
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