Are Tornadoes More Deadly Today?

Are Tornadoes More Deadly Today?

Many people believe that tornadoes are getting worse and/or more deadly than they have been before. Since we so often hear about severe weather, storms, and tornadoes in the news, one cannot help but wonder if things are getting worse. Here is some perspective regarding deadly tornadoes…

FEMA “Major Disaster Declarations” Rank By State

FEMA “Major Disaster Declarations” Rank By State

Since 1953, 60 years of data reveal that there have been 2,115 “Major Disaster Declarations” in the United States according to government statistics listed by FEMA. You may be surprised to discover the list of states that rank higher than the rest with regard to number of disasters once you factor in population and land…

Solar SuperStorm 1859 ‘Carrington Event’ – In the Blink of an Eye

Solar SuperStorm 1859 ‘Carrington Event’ – In the Blink of an Eye

Royal Astronomical Society / Richard Carrington via NASA The Solar SuperStorm of 1859. The Carrington Event. It happened during September 1–2, 1859 and was the largest geomagnetic storm ever recorded. It could all happen again… in the blink of an eye…

The Highest Threat Volcanoes in the United States

The Highest Threat Volcanoes in the United States

In the years since the cataclysmic eruption of Mount St. Helens, scientific and technological advances in volcanology have enabled new models of volcanic risks and assessment. One such assessment and monitoring model proposed by the USGS, the ‘National Volcano Early Warning System’, contains a very interesting list. It is a categorization and risk assessment of…

When Weather Gets Bad, People Get Stupid

When Weather Gets Bad, People Get Stupid

Bad weather is on the horizon. Another storm is coming. There are predictions of snow. Possibly heavy. Why is it that Every Single Time there is a prediction of bad weather, people seem to get stupid? Having lived in several parts of the country, I have observed this phenomenon ‘everywhere’, and I have seen it…

Safety Tips For Driving In The Fog

Safety Tips For Driving In The Fog

Here are a few safety tips for ‘modern survival’ while driving in the fog. No doubt that most of us have encountered this sometimes frightening situation where the fog can get so thick that you can barely see cars in front of you. I recall several instances while I was living in California and occasionally…

Planetary Alignment With Pyramids Of Giza

Planetary Alignment With Pyramids Of Giza

No matter what you may think about the significance (or lack thereof) of a very interesting planetary alignment on December-3 2012, the fact is… it is happening and seems fairly remarkable. On 12.3.12, the layout of the three pyramids of Giza in Egypt will line up (exactly) with the position of the planets Saturn, Venus,…

Mega-Tsunami Wave Risk To Our Coast

Mega-Tsunami Wave Risk To Our Coast

We are at risk of a Mega Tsunami to hit our coast with a devastating wave height which could wipe out millions.

Generator Safety

Generator Safety

With the prediction or onset of powerful storms, people rush out to buy generators. For many people, it is the first time they have ever used a generator. Spend a few minutes BEFORE the storm, making sure your back-up power generator is ready to go. Check the oil and gas levels in your generator (and…

The Maya Grand Cycle And The Dark Rift

The Maya Grand Cycle And The Dark Rift

There is a lot of conjecture during this time (the end of 2012, the winter solstice, December 21), about the Mayan Long Count Calendar, the ‘Dark Rift’, and the Earth-Sun alignment relative to our Milky Way galaxy. While it (the aforementioned) may not be significant in a known Geo-physical or scientific way based on our…