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onehandle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 09:54 PM
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Amazing footage of St. Louis airport concourse during tornado.
Edited on Sun Apr-24-11 09:55 PM by onehandle
 
Run time: 02:05
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EGtumnBej2Q
 
Posted on YouTube: April 23, 2011
By YouTube Member: kmoxnews
Views on YouTube: 57660
 
Posted on DU: April 24, 2011
By DU Member: onehandle
Views on DU: 3675
 
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liberal N proud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 09:55 PM
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1. I was just trying to post this
You are quicker to the draw than I.
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catgirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 10:14 PM
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2. This is crazy!

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Lefta Dissenter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 10:30 PM
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3. OMG
that's all I have to say about that! :wow:
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Poll_Blind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 11:14 PM
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4. THAT...is incredible to watch. So sudden.
PB
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defendandprotect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 01:56 AM
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5. This is Global Warming, folks --
and if we're not going to begin to start scaling everything back --

then we better get it nailed down much better!!!

Takes 6 months to properly shut down a nuclear reactor -- for instance!!!


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blackbart99 Donating Member (421 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 05:09 AM
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6. Good point...
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pipoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 07:58 AM
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7. Actually
I can't see any statistical evidence that there has been any change in tornado frequency in 60 years. For instance, the record number of tornadoes for the month of April is 40..in 1957.

http://www.srh.noaa.gov/oun/?n=tornadodata-ok-monthlyan...

That said, we should certainly realize the danger of crumbling infrastructure including nuclear plants as it relates to natural disasters.
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Kokonoe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 10:23 AM
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8. In 2011 we had 200 + tornadoes April 14-15
And well over 300+ in April so far.


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AtheistCrusader Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 11:05 AM
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9. And as we increasingly develop the capacity to watch every square inch of the earth 24x7
that number will continue to rise.
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joeglow3 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 06:38 PM
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15. Our local meterologist predicted it, based on 1975 data.
About a month ago, he said we are tracking pretty close with the 1975 weather season, which had a LOT of early season tornados (April-May), when you would expect them a bit later in the season. His comment was that we should see something similar this year. Kind of intersting to see them right for once. Now, maybe he just got lucky (I certainly don't know).
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AlbertCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 07:52 PM
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17. In 2011 we had 200 + tornadoes April 14-15
Hotter air simply means that the molecules in the air are jumbling around with greater energy. More warming = more energy. More energy = more storms and more violent ones too. Warmer air also holds more water vapor so when it rains, it pours.
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hedgehog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 11:22 AM
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12. Hmmm.... what if the record setting outbreak in 1957 was the outlier
Edited on Mon Apr-25-11 11:22 AM by hedgehog
for things to come?
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AtheistCrusader Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 11:06 AM
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10. So, you want to shut down a nuclear reactor to 'scale things back' due to global warming?
Seems counter-productive.
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axollot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 07:05 PM
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16. And you've been pro nuke calling us basically fools over saying Fukushima
was going to be as bad if not surpass Chernobyl. And officially they are now the same - and that's officially via TEPCO who retracts it's data because it's afraid of hurting "moral" in Japan!

Cheers
Sandy
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AtheistCrusader Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 09:46 PM
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20. No, they are not officially "the same."
Let me know when Fukushima released 120,000 petabecquerels of radiation.

'Level 7' is pretty much arbitrary unit of measurement. Things will have to go VERY WRONG INDEED from this point forward for the Fukushima reactor complex to release as much radiation as Chernobyl did. And that's using even the newest, higher numbers from the Japanese Government, and 'admissions' from TEPCO.

It's as useful as saying Hurricane Andrew and Hurricane Camille were "officially they are now the same" because they were both category 5 hurricanes and ignoring the difference in wind speeds (over 25mph sustained), and five-fold difference in loss of life.

(Andrew was also costlier, because of where it hit, not because it was more powerful)

Discriminating between them is a limitation of the SaffirSimpson Hurricane Scale, as discriminating between Fukushima and Chernobyl is a limitation of the International Nuclear Event Scale.


Nuclear experts say Fukushima will go down in history as the second-worst nuclear accident ever. Not as bad as Chernobyl in the Ukraine but definitely much worse than Three Mile Island in the United States.

"Fukushima is not the worst nuclear accident ever but it is the most complicated and the most dramatic," said James Acton, Associate of the Nuclear Policy Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.


THAT is a statement I will agree with. Fukushima is certainly more complex, as only reactor 3 at Chernobyl was further involved in the accident with Reactor 4, as part of the building caught fire after the Reactor 4 explosion.

http://in.ibtimes.com/articles/132391/20110409/japan-nu...
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Paradoxical Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 12:02 PM
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13. I'm pretty sure that's just a tornado.
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JDPriestly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 02:20 PM
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14. Actually, it is the reality of living in the Midwest.
Every area of the country has its weather or geological hazards. That's just the way the earth works.
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MattSh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 11:20 AM
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11. Interesting video...
but not all that political...
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AsahinaKimi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 08:13 PM
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18. Any more footage?
That was pretty amazing.
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idrahaje Donating Member (143 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 08:14 PM
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19. Gotta love people on cell phones
Hello... brain to feet. get moving. like lady taking a dive into the water at mall. Trust me the guy taking the video will be the last one running as he see's his body still standing
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AtheistCrusader Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 09:48 PM
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21. This was a security camera.
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