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Eddie Vedder Performed At A Fundraiser For His Old High School – Watch

first_img[H/t CoS] If there’s one adage Eddie Vedder takes seriously, it’s “never forget your roots.” Perhaps that’s why Vedder showed up at his old high school, the San Dieguito Academy, and lended his talents to a performing arts fundraiser.Vedder appeared on stage with some teachers and students, who had formed a backing band called The Amazons. Together with the high school band, Vedder sang lead for Joe Jackson’s 1979 hit, “Got The Time,” and joined in on percussion for a cover of The Modern Lovers’ song “Roadrunner.”Watch videos of both below:last_img read more

 

Grant to honor Jan Merrill-Oldham

first_img Read Full Story A new professional development grant named in honor of Jan Merrill-Oldham has recently been approved by the Association of Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) and Preservation and Reformatting Section (PARS) of the American Library Association (ALA) and will be awarded in 2012.For more than 30 years, Merrill-Oldham has been a recognized leader in the field of library and archives preservation. She has served on key committees within ALA, the Association of Research Libraries, the Council on Library and Information Resources, the National Information Standards Organization and many others. She has educated and mentored countless preservation librarians and conservators and her support for students and dedication to the field serves as a model to all of us. This award recognizes Merrill-Oldham’s wide ranging contributions, deep commitment to the field, and her undying support of young professionals by supporting participation in an ALA conference. In September of 2010, Merrill-Oldham announced her retirement after a long and notable career.Each year, the Jan Merrill-Oldham Professional Development Grant will consist of $1,250 to support travel to the ALA Annual Conference for a librarian, para-professional or student new to the preservation field.  The intention is to provide the opportunity to attend an ALA conference and encourage professional development through active participation at the national level. The recipient will have the chance to work with a member of the jury to identify relevant programs and interest group sessions to attend, must attend the Preservation Administration Interest Group meeting, and must attend at least one PARS discussion group meeting.An announcement with more information on eligibility, application and selection will be made available in the coming months.  This information will also be on the ALCTS awards Web site in the near future.last_img read more

 

Lifted up into history

first_imgAs the Plummer Professor of Christian Morals and Pusey Minister at Memorial Church for nearly 40 years, the Rev. Professor Peter J. Gomes attended countless meetings in the historic Faculty Room in University Hall.Not only that, but Gomes played a major role in preserving and curating the room, which is filled with portraits of bygone Harvard presidents and professors, hanging on sea-green walls. He was one of three curators who oversaw renovations in 2000.That’s why the unveiling of his portrait at a ceremony led by President Drew Faust Thursday was a kind of homecoming.Yuqi Wang unveiled Wang’s portrait of the Rev. Professor Peter J. GomesFaust offered a warm tribute to Gomes, a Baptist minister who served five Harvard presidents until he died five years ago at age 68, describing him as a man who “was not to be forgotten or ignored” for his kindness, frankness, and devotion to both teaching and preaching. One of Harvard’s most celebrated figures, Gomes was also renowned for his wit.“I’m a little afraid that after we dedicate this portrait, it will begin to speak, and I will look up from the president’s chair to find him declaiming against some measure he views as an unwarranted and dangerous intrusion of the present upon the past,” Faust said, jokingly. “But I’m delighted, nonetheless, that now we will have him in attendance.” Harvard scholar regarded as one of America’s leading preachers Related Rev. Peter J. Gomes dies at 68 The portrait, by Chinese-born artist Yuqi Wang, shows Gomes, who held posts in both the Divinity School and the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, in full regalia, with a graduation cap and formal robes, and wearing the shield of the Memorial Church. He holds a Bible in one hand and in the other grasps the baton with which he led every Commencement he attended. In the portrait, it seems he might be about to say something funny or shocking — or both.The portrait hangs above Gomes’ seat at faculty meetings and joins those of poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, President Charles William Eliot, who transformed the College into modern Harvard, and the great mathematician Benjamin Peirce, along with nearly 40 other Harvard notables.Gomes’ portrait is the room’s first of a person who is not white. The unveiling came two decades after the first portrait of a woman was hung, in the 1990s. The first woman was Helen Maud Cam, who was also the first woman tenured at Harvard. Then came portraits of Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin, who was the first person to receive a Ph.D. in astronomy from Harvard, and Elizabeth Cary Agassiz, the co-founder and first president of Radcliffe College.Gomes was known as an eloquent preacher, but also for his courage and conviction. He came out in 1991, saying he was a “Christian who happens as well to be gay,” and was a fierce voice against intolerance. He penned the bestseller “The Good Book: Reading the Bible with Mind and Heart” and taught the popular courses “History of Harvard and Its Presidents” and “The Christian Bible and Its Interpretation.”Former Massachusetts governor Deval Patrick ’78, J.D. ’82, and the Rev. Wendel “Tad” Meyer, who was acting minister in the Memorial Church after Gomes’ death, also attended the dedication.Patrick developed a close friendship with Gomes during his time at Harvard. A longtime Republican, Gomes turned Democrat to support Patrick in his election as the first black governor of Massachusetts. Gomes’ portrait, said Patrick, will help to display and preserve his qualities as “loving, whimsical, and wise,” and will serve as a constant reminder of the value of seeing life with fresh perspectives.President Faust (from left), artist Yuqi Wang, daughter Renne Wang, and wife Xiaoyan Fan speak before the event begins. Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff PhotographerFaust said that there was never anyone quite like Gomes. She recalled one of his sermons to graduating seniors, in which he urged them not to allow others to finish their sentences and not to get caught in the trap of expectations.She also remembered when Gomes paid her a visit to congratulate her after she was named president of Harvard. “He arrived in church regalia, swept in, and announced, ‘Madam, I come to pledge my fealty,’ ” Faust said, drawing laughter from the crowd.“Peter, today we pledge you ours and award you the honor of joining so many distinguished Harvard colleagues,” she said. “I know you would have loved thinking of yourself here — surrounded by all this tradition, quite literally lifted up into history.”Gomes’ editor, Cynthia Rossano, who attended the ceremony, couldn’t have agreed more.“He would have been thrilled,” said Rossano, who worked with Gomes for nearly 30 years. “He loved the Faculty Room. He thought Memorial Church was the heart of Harvard, but the Faculty Room was one of the core parts of Harvard.”last_img read more

 

The Great Comet’s Dave Malloy & More Join Signature Theatre Playwright Residency Programs

first_img What a roster! Signature Theatre has announced four award-winning playwrights to join its residency programs. Obie Award winner Dave Malloy, whose Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812 is playing at the Imperial Theatre, will join Signature’s Residency Five program, which guarantees playwrights three premieres over five years; he will be the first musical theater writer to have a residency at Signature. Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage, whose Sweat is set to bow on Broadway on March 4, will serve as the Residency One Playwright during the 2018-19 Season.In addition, Between Riverside and Crazy Pulitzer Prize winner Stephen Adly Guirgis will join Signature as the Residency One Playwright in the 2017-18 Season. Residency One, Signature’s core one-year Playwright-in-Residence program, is an intensive exploration of a single writer’s body of work. Skeleton Crew scribe and Kennedy Prize for Drama Award-winner Dominique Morisseau will also join Signature’s Residency Five program.Both Malloy and Morisseau will join current Residency Five playwrights Annie Baker, Martha Clarke, Will Eno, Katori Hall, Quiara Alegría Hudes, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Kenneth Lonergan and Regina Taylor.Titles, dates and creative teams will be announced at a later date. Dave Malloy & Lynn Nottage(Photo: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images & Bruce Glikas) View Commentslast_img read more

 

Peter Clavelle wins Champlain College award

first_imgAt Champlain College’s Commencement Ceremony on May 6, the private college presented its Distinguished Citizen Award to Peter Clavelle, the former mayor of Burlington.The ceremony was presided over by Bob Allen, the chairman of the Champlain’s Board of Trustees, and President Dave Finney. Allen said Clavelle has demonstrated exceptional personal and professional achievement, a strong record of community service and dynamic leadership.Peter Clavelle was Mayor of Burlington for 15 years, the longest tenure of any mayor in the city’s history. In September he decided not to run for another term, and just a few weeks ago, he handed over the keys of the city to a new mayor, Bob Kiss.”Peter has said that he just wanted to quietly ride off into the sunset, but many people in our community feel moved to make sure he rides off knowing how much we appreciate what he’s done for our city,” Allen said. “His accomplishments are numerous, their effects far-reaching.”Under Clavelle’s watch, Burlington implemented a nationally recognized community-based policing program, purchased nearly 60 acres of waterfront land and enhanced it for public use, established a Community Justice Center, developed Burlington Telecom’s fiber-optic network to provide state-of-the-art telecomm services, and constructed a new sewage treatment system-the largest environmental protection project in Vermont’s history.During the Clavelle era, Burlington increased public transportation, improved the Old North End, expanded the Burlington International Airport, and partnered with other organizations to protect and improve Lake Champlain. Because of the City’s work in the area of affordable housing, the National Housing Institute also recognized Clavelle as ‘one of the country’s best elected officials when it comes to securing decent housing for all.'”Even the editors of national publications have noticed Burlington’s virtues, naming it among the nation’s most livable and healthy small cities,” Allen said.In the early-1990s, during the only two-year term that he did not win during his long run in City Hall, Clavelle started a consulting firm specializing in community development policy and planning. This work would take him to places like Brazil, the Gaza Strip and Grenada. His experience led him to chair the Institute for Sustainable Communities, which promotes environmental protection and participatory decision-making in Central and Easter Europe, the Balkans and the former Soviet Union. Today, Clavelle is taking his skills to the private sector to work for a Burlington-based firm called A.R.D., which assists in community development around the globe.Founded in 1878, Champlain College celebrated its 128th Commencement on May 6. The private, baccalaureate institution offers career-oriented programs in business, technology and human services balanced by a liberal arts foundation. Students earn master’s, bachelor’s and associate’s degrees and professional certificates in 29 fields.Previous winners of the annual Champlain College Distinguished Citizen Award have included Edwin Colodny, Gretchen Morse of the United Way, U.S. Senator Jim Jeffords, and former State Senator and Representative Sallie Soule.last_img read more

 

April 1, 2006 Letters

first_imgEx Parte by Computer? The efforts of the Article V Technology Board to create a computer database that would be used by judges while presiding over cases raises serious concern that the use of such a system would result in institutionalized ex parte fact-finding and decision-making. (February 1 News. )It is probably overly optimistic to believe that judges making routine or even continuous use of such a database would, in every case, incur the delay necessary to inform the parties that the judge is viewing or has viewed the database and then afford the parties the opportunity to rebut the information as the judge is required to do. See, for example, Vining v. State, 827 So. 2d 201, 209 (Fla. 2002). That most or even all of the information being reviewed by the judge is a public record does not alter the fact that it is a judicial ex parte communication if the court’s use of the information is not disclosed to the parties. See Judicial Ethics Advisory Committee Opinion 99-19. The use of the database may also constitute improper independent judicial investigation of fact and consideration of evidence not presented in court. See commentary to Code of Judicial Conduct, Canon 3.Although the proponents of the database emphasize how the database could be used by judges to determine the true identity of people, it is unlikely that its use would be so limited considering that the database is being designed for use in civil cases as well as criminal cases. The Article V Technology Board’s work should include the proposal of rules which would delineate the circumstances in which the judiciary could use the database so that due process and the judicial ethical code are not compromised in the pursuit of ever-advancing computer technology.R. Blaise Trettis Cocoa Beach State Attorney Turnover As a former prosecutor, it is hard to understand why legislators continue to ignore the crisis caused by high prosecutor turnover (even in times of surplus in Florida’s coffers). In the February 15 edition of News, the article “State Attorneys, PDs Need Money to Reduce Turnover” comes short in explaining the well-documented crisis at the offices of state attorneys.The turnover of experienced prosecutors has a negative impact on the judicial system. The loss of experienced prosecutors affects the competence within the organization and jeopardizes public safety. As explained by the Florida TaxWatch Special Report from March 2004, prosecutor turnover “creates a day-to-day performance void that usually cannot be filled very effectively by rookie attorneys.”The Office of Program Policy Analysis and Government Accountability also documented how high turnover negatively affects the judicial system in its Report Number 01-64. According to this 2001 OPPAGA report: “High turnover is a concern. Continual turnover reduces the level of experienced staff. And, when positions are vacant, the caseloads of other attorneys increase. Even after the vacancies are filled, experienced staff must allocate time to training new staff.”On the economic side, the TaxWatch report concludes that experienced prosecutors “can save their judicial circuits thousands of dollars a month by routinely making expeditious decisions regarding which cases to prosecute, which to plea out, and which to dismiss.” The cost of the turnover of state trial attorneys is further documented by the consulting firm MGT of America in a report for the Florida Legislature. According to MGT, more than $6 million is spent annually to recruit and train lawyers to replace those leaving the system.Do we need more reports and studies to support the obvious conclusion? Why isn’t the Florida Legislature concerned about our citizens’ safety? Where are the priorities? State attorneys and the Florida Prosecuting Attorneys Association must change their strategy in order to effectively reach lawmakers — they must find a voice that educates the public and gains their support. That’s politics.Dumping the work on politicians in Tallahassee is not going to do it (as experienced by their failed attempts to legislate on the issue for many years). The prosecutors in the trenches need salary increases, a loan repayment program, and retention bonuses.Florida lawmakers: Take the safety of your communities seriously. Encourage career prosecutors.Juan Carlos Arias Plantation Specialty Bars Regarding the February 15 News article wherein the Puerto Rican-born lawyer is president of the Cuban-American Bar Association, I appeal to those who support such associations to recognize the resulting harm to them and to America.Hyphenated organizations represent an attitude that creates disunity. A common language and culture was a major reason for early immigrants joining together “to be American” with the goal of cohesion. History has shown that no nation can survive the conflict and antagonism that results from competing languages and cultures.Further, bilingualism is one thing, but actions that encourage various cultures are a giant step toward national suicide. In describing America, “salad bowl” is now preferred by many to “melting pot.” It is my impression that unity and solidarity mix extremely well. Certainly, it is true that great civilizations fail from within. Who can deny that the absence of a common language and culture heavily contribute to failure? Those who disagree apparently do not know or appreciate the lives and sacrifices of the past generations which made America great.Should we now have a Jewish-American Bar Association, British, Mexican, German, Chinese or Asiatic, Catholic, Protestant, Russian, Middle Eastern, ad infinitum? All too often, America or American is secondary. The refusal to assimilate may grow like cancer spreading weakness and death to a nation as to a human body. We immigrants, and descendants of immigrants, should not permit America to fail. We must covenant to work together. As George Washington stated in 1797, Americans should be “indignant at every attempt of those who should presume to sow the seeds of distrust or disunion among us.”I’ll always love this country and its achievements; however, I do not favor the direction it is now taking toward rebellion born of ethnic segregation.Richard C. Carter Brownsboro, Alabama April 1, 2006 Letters Gay Adoption There are compelling child-centered reasons to oppose gay adoption of foster children which were not addressed in the March 1 News story headlined “Bill to allow gay foster parents to adopt dosen’t have the votes.” Majority viewpoints deserve discussion. As one who has parented six children and a former child welfare lawyer with over 3,000 such cases, I can speak about children and their rights.Foster children face vast challenges in establishing trust and stability. Few foster kids understand why they are bounced from one home to another in a strange system where a government petitions a court to permanently sever parental relationships. Few have resolved the crises which brought them to foster care in the first place. Some feel lied to by judges and social workers when told that their own flesh and blood family is dangerous and neglectful. Others accept their fate as casualties of abusive parenting, but have been otherwise disappointed many other times by the same system. Many have tragically confused minds which are told many things about “love” and sexuality which are all-too-often expedient distortions or half-truths. Children at risk often lack a healthy baseline of sexual and relationship standards to begin with.The adult gay agenda offers these children nothing to be relied upon, as well, when confusing thoughts about sexual identities and other sexual “options” arise when their trust wounds lay open and the gay option is even tacitly promoted in the home.Wounded children are most vulnerable and impressionable and migrate toward adults who show them attention. To sexual predators of any sexual orientation, foster children are easy marks.Like their heterosexual counterparts, homosexual communities likely include some older person more than willing to incite a new sexual conquest with young, vulnerable, confused adolescents who are taught to believe that they need their false mentor’s “help.” While it is equally troubling that similar predatory acts occur in so-called “straight” communities, such fact does not support a valid argument to expand the venue to include gay households.Senate Bill 172 (which was withdrawn February 15 due to lack of support) would have placed children at the highest risk of emotional peril. Adoption is not the legal right of adults, but rather a privilege. Children have long-established rights to safe and abuse-free homes. Using vulnerable children to support a gay adult social-engineering agenda is nothing short of predatory, or shortsighted, at best.The Florida Legislature and Sen. Walter “Skip” G. Campbell should focus efforts on healing foster children. Children need to be welcomed to safe places where they can grow into healthy and productive men and women.George L. Metcalfe Miamicenter_img April 1, 2006 Letters L etters Joint and Several Liability I am concerned with the general misconception that the doctrine of joint and several liability requires a codefendant to pay for damages that were not his fault. For example, Rep. Donald Brown, R-DeFuniak Springs, is quoted in an article on joint and several liability in the February 15 News as saying: “People should pay for what they did and not for the wrongs of others.. . still in Florida, people pay millions for the wrongs caused by others.” As I understand the law, however, a defendant is only responsible for the injury and damage caused by his own negligence. In order for a defendant to be held jointly and severally liable, the jury must have determined, pursuant to the standard jury instruction, that but for his negligence the injury or damage would not have occurred. In other words, under the doctrine of joint and several liability, a defendant is only jointly liable for injury and damage that was 100 percent caused by his negligence. People in Florida have never paid for “wrongs caused by others.” They have only been held liable for the damages caused by their own negligence. We lawyers obviously need to do a better job of educating the public as to the true import of this law.Edwin J. Bradley Lithia The System As outsiders looking in, we can only imagine the difficulty of prosecuting some criminal cases. As such, however, we can be sufficiently objective to see what may be wrong with “the system” — or distinguishing between vigorous representation and zealotry. With all due respect, the February 1 News article more aptly could have been titled “Dedge prosecutor: System errant.” It should go without saying that it is disingenuous for an integral part of the system to argue that a hair is “a match” when the expert’s testimony was that “Dedge could not be eliminated as the source” — in other words, inconclusive. Too much emphasis on winning could explain the lack of awareness between what went wrong and what can be done differently in future cases. Perhaps a start might be to scrap facially unreliable testimony — regardless of whether it was already in the case or was received as a gift. Merely recognizing that “the system is populated by humans, and so human error is in fact possible” is not insight. Exercising less defensiveness and more intellectual honesty will help reduce the error factor in the particular system.Henry Hower Tampalast_img read more

 

An efficient, circular commercial lending workflow

first_imgCoastHills CU leverages D&H systems to simply process and stay in compliance.Established in 1958 to serve the needs of military personnel at Vandenberg Air Force Base, $840 million/60,000-member CoastHills Credit Union, Lompoc, Calif., now serves the entire Central Coast region of California, from Santa Cruz County all the way to Ventura County. Not only is this financial institution known for its excellent member service, it is also equally known for giving back to its community.“Our CEO and board of directors believe in making a difference in peoples’ lives–both in our members’ lives and the lives of the individuals in the communities we serve,” explains Suzie Contreras, business services manager for CoastHills CU. “We’re also a credit union that’s big on efficiency. We find the best way to get the job done, whether we’re serving a member or volunteering in the community. That’s our culture.”That focus on “doing things the right way” is what brought Contreras to CoastHills CU, and what brought CoastHills CU to D+H.“CoastHills was ramping up its commercial lending activity in 2008, when they recruited me from another institution,” Contreras says. “With my professional experience, I wanted to help the credit union build its commercial loan process from the ground up.” continue reading » 4SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

 

Nassau Police Officer Acquitted of Assaulting Westbury Driver

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A Nassau County police officer was acquitted Friday of assaulting a motorist during a traffic stop during which the driver was repeatedly punched on video in Westbury last year.Judge Patricia Harrington, who found Vincent LoGiudice not guilty of assault, read her verdict to the packed courtroom, sparking protests from the family of the accuser, Kyle Howell.“No justice, no peace” Howell’s family members and supporters chanted with their hands up as they filed out of the Mineola courthouse.Judge Harrington said that the video of LoGiudice beating Howell did not tell the whole story and prosecutors failed to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that LoGiudice used excessive force while he and his partner, Basil Gomez, were trying to arrest Howell.Howell and LoGiudice declined to comment after the verdict.As previously reported by the Press, Howell was pulled over by undercover officers LoGiudice and Gomez in April, 2014 for driving with a cracked windshield. Video captured by an outdoor surveillance camera showed LoGiudice repeatedly using his fists and knees to subdue Howell, who was arrested for assaulting an officer, resisting arrest, tampering with evidence, possession of cocaine and marijuana, speeding and driving with a broken windshield. Those charges were subsequently dropped.After the verdict, Howell family attorney Amy Marion of Barket, Marion, Epstein & Kearon once again called for a federal investigation into LoGiudice’s conduct and the Howell beating, alleging that prosecutors mishandled the case on numerous issues including failing to charge LoGiudice’s partner and failing to prosecute the case as a hate crime. Marion is representing the Howell family in a pending lawsuit against the officer.A spokesman for the Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas said that “prosecutors presented the full breadth of the evidence and we accept the judge’s verdict” and declined to comment further.Nassau Police Benevolent Association President James Carver told the Press that the verdict “proves that a silent video alone does not give you the true story of what happens. It’s part of the story, but it’s not the whole story. You can’t see the emotion. You can’t see that both officers were feeling that fear for their lives.”After his indictment, LoGiudice was suspended without pay. If convicted, he would have faced up to seven years in prison.last_img read more

 

5 Things We Know About Climate Change and Hurricanes

first_imgHurricanes are complex, but one of the key factors that determines how strong a given storm ultimately becomes is ocean surface temperature, because warmer water provides more of the energy that fuels storms.“Potential intensity is going up,” said Kerry Emanuel, a professor of atmospheric science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. “We predicted it would go up 30 years ago, and the observations show it going up.” It still isn’t clear whether that’s an exception or part of an upward trend, Dr. Kossin said. He noted that climate change might ultimately result in fewer storms.- Advertisement – The tumultuous season has raised questions about how much climate change is affecting hurricanes in the Atlantic. Researchers can’t say for sure whether human-caused climate change will mean longer or more active hurricane seasons in the future, but there is broad agreement on one thing: Global warming is changing storms.Scientists say, for example, that unusually warm Atlantic surface temperatures have helped to increase storm activity this season. The warmer ocean temperatures are “absolutely responsible for the hyperactive season,” said James P. Kossin, a climate scientist with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. “It’s very likely that human-caused climate change contributed to that anomalously warm ocean.” Stronger winds mean downed power lines, damaged roofs and, when paired with rising sea levels, worse coastal flooding.“Even if storms themselves weren’t changing, the storm surge is riding on an elevated sea level,” Dr. Emanuel said. He used New York City as an example, where sea levels have risen about a foot in the past century. “If Sandy’s storm surge had occurred in 1912 rather than 2012,” he said, “it probably wouldn’t have flooded Lower Manhattan.”2. More rainWarming also increases the amount of water vapor that the atmosphere can hold. In fact, every degree Celsius of warming allows the air to hold about 7 percent more water.That means we can expect future storms to unleash higher amounts of rainfall.3. Slower stormsResearchers do not yet know why storms are moving more slowly, but they are. Some say a slowdown in global atmospheric circulation, or global winds, could be partly to blame.In a 2018 paper, Dr. Kossin found that hurricanes over the United States had slowed 17 percent since 1947. Combined with the increase in rain rates, storms are causing a 25 percent increase in local rainfall in the United States, he said.Slower, wetter storms also worsen flooding. Dr. Kossin likened the problem to walking around your back yard while using a hose to spray water on the ground. If you walk fast, the water won’t have a chance to start pooling. But if you walk slowly, he said, “you’ll get a lot of rain below you.”4. Wider-ranging stormsBecause warmer water helps fuel hurricanes, climate change is enlarging the zone where hurricanes can form. It has been a record season for storms. On Monday night, Subtropical Storm Theta became the 29th named storm of the 2020 hurricane season, surpassing the total count from 2005.Theta formed after Tropical Storm Eta spent the day battering Florida, causing heavy rains and flooding in the state’s south and the Keys.- Advertisement –center_img There’s a “migration of tropical cyclones out of the tropics and toward subtropics and middle latitudes,” Dr. Kossin said. That could mean more storms making landfall in higher latitudes, like in the United States or Japan.5. More volatilityAs the climate warms, researchers also say they expect storms to intensify more rapidly. Researchers are still unsure why it’s happening, but the trend appears to be clear.In a 2017 paper based on climate and hurricane models, Dr. Emanuel found that storms that intensify rapidly — the ones that increase their wind speed by 70 miles per hour or more in the 24 hours before landfall — were rare in the period from 1976 through 2005. On average, he estimated, their likelihood in those years was equal to about once per century.By the end of the 21st century, he found, those storms might form once every five or 10 years.“It’s a forecaster’s nightmare,” Dr. Emanuel said. If a tropical storm or Category 1 hurricane develops into a Category 4 hurricane overnight, he said, “there’s no time to evacuate people.” – Advertisement – Either way, he said, “climate change is making it more likely for hurricanes to behave in certain ways.”Here are some of those ways.1. Higher windsThere’s a solid scientific consensus that hurricanes are becoming more powerful.- Advertisement –last_img read more

 

Haslemere offer unveiled today

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