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China determined to go all the way!

Posted by feww on October 8, 2010

Polluting the earth day in day out, and expecting ‘miracles’

Business as usual in the world’s top GHG polluter, despite the evident consequences

Image of the Day:

Thought Hainan Was an Island!!

Original Caption: A woman walks in a water-flooded residence community after heavy rainfall in Haikou, capital of south China’s Hainan Province, Oct. 8, 2010. Haikou witnessed successive heavy rainfall for eight days and the rainfall flooded many roads and streets here. Local meteorological department forecasted that the rain won’t stop until Oct. 11. (Xinhua/Fu Yongtao). Image may be subject to copyright. More images…

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CONSON Restrengthens to Typhoon Force

Posted by feww on July 16, 2010

CONSON Stirs South China Sea with 150-km Winds

The Typhoon’s 2nd Attack Brings Lots More Rain and Thunderstorms

CONSON could strengthen to a Cat 2B hurricane with sustained winds of up to 170 km/hr before making its next landfall.

Typhoon CONSON – VIS/IR Satellite Image. Source: CIMSS. Click image to enlarge.

CONSON Summary at 6:00UTC – July 16, 2010 [Estimated by Fire-Earth]

  • Location: Near 17.3N, 109.8E
  • Position: About 150 km SE of Hainan
  • Max Sustained Winds: 150 km/hr
  • Wind Gusts: 185 km/hr
  • Movement: West (270 degrees) at 16 km/hr
  • Max Wave Heights: 6m (18 feet)

CONSON Projected Path

Typhoon CONSON – IR satellite image with forecast path superimposed. Source: CIMSS. Click image to enlarge.

Typhoon CONSON – IR (NHC Enhancement) Satellite Image. Source: CIMSS. Click image to enlarge.

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