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Yesterday afternoon I had put together a number of stories for a Second Uplink...but before I could post them the storms hit.
We lost at least 13 people to tornadoes in Southern Indiana and another 12 in Kentucky. Luckily Evansville (where I live) was not itself hit. However, we had tornadoes all around us. The tone alert weather radio in my office would just complete giving one urgent warning and then go off again. The outdoor weather warning sirens were blaring on and off all afternoon. On television the local weather-casters were fighting to get all the urgent warning of tornadoes, funnel clouds, hail, and dangerous storms out for the tri-state (Indiana, Kentucky and Illinois) as new warnings and reports of tornadoes were coming in every few minutes.
They say that this storm system was uniquely bad, and that is from an area that has its share of killer storms, especially in Spring. This winter, we in North America, have mostly seen a very warm winter, while people in Europe, North Africa and parts of the Middle East have seen a terrible winter.
The single driving factor in all of this, and in the global abnormal weather patterns for almost two years now has been the Jet Stream. Normally, the river of warm water that flows across the cold North Atlantic Ocean, the Gulf Stream (itself a part of the Thermohaline Circulation System in the Atlantic Ocean) acts as a type of steering mechanism on the atmospheric Jet Stream (the Jet Stream controls weather patterns in the Northern Hemisphere and has a strong influence on those in the Southern Hemisphere).
Since the deliberate BP Oil Disaster, and the Obama Administration approved use of millions of gallons of dispersants to sink the oil thereby rendering cleanup impossible, the Loop Current in the Gulf of Mexico has ceased to exist. This current is a key part of the Thermohaline Circulation System. It picks up a massive amount of heat energy in the Gulf of Mexico, and carries it via the Florida Current to Cape Hatteras where it becomes the Gulf Stream.
The Loop Current continues to try to reestablish itself, but continues to break up due to the vast amounts of oil still beneath the surface in the Gulf of Mexico. The planet, and we who live on Earth, continue to suffer from the long-term effects of the criminal BP Oil Disaster.
Tim Earl of Stirling