Drought Proofing a Dry Continent

Guest essay by Viv Forbes Earth is a blue watery planet. 70% of its surface is covered by oceans of salt water, some of which are extremely deep. These oceans contain about 97% of Earth’s water. Another 2% is locked up in snow, ice caps and glaciers. That leaves just 1% of Earth’s surface water…

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Prolonged Wind Drought Crushes British Turbine Output

Guest essay by Eric Worrall h/t michel – Britons are experiencing first hand why wind is utterly unsuitable for reliable electricity production. Britain Has Gone Nine Days Without Wind Power By Rachel Morison 7 June 2018, 14:00 GMT+10 Forecasters see wind output staying low for at least two weeks Wind generating 4.3% of U.K. electricity…

New drought record- no tornadoes so far this year in Oklahoma

Oklahoma tornado drought to start 2018.  By Tom Di Liberto If there is one state in the country that immediately conjures up images of tornadoes, it has to be Oklahoma. After all, it’s the home to NOAA’s Storm Prediction Center and the National Severe Storms Laboratory, and it’s located in the heart of “Tornado Alley.” Oklahoma…