Harvey is over for me now and I survived unscathed. Things are a mess here and will be for a long time. I wouldn’t say there were any outright failures of civil defense, just many inadequacies. When I get back to regular posting later this month I plan to explore a few of them, particularly […]
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Still not underwater after leaving my higher ground hideout to return home as I mentioned in my previous post. I really thought things would be slowing down by now. Not at all, moderate rain has been steady since my last post. Street and parking area still seem to be draining well, but I wish I had […]
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Well, The Board has been on something of a hiatus for a few weeks, but I suppose I owe it to my readers to live blog about Harvey. I personally am safe and fairly dry right now and should be safe in a couple of days when this storm finally starts ending for people who […]
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Most strategic analysts believe that the impending penguin assault has been triggered by the partial collapse of the Larsen C ice shelf. Others think that the collapsing ice might be some sort of ice-based weapons technology, possibly developed with assistance from North Korea. While the prospect of a giant amphibious assault ship made of ice is certainly terrifying, we should remember that previous attempts to construct such ships have failed.
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Mayor Richard Beneville has bold plans for Nome, Alaska. He envisions his adopted home becoming a major center for world trade. That may seem a bit far fetched, but remember, the Arctic Ocean is projected to become more navigable over the coming decades. It may become almost entirely safe by 2050. Aircraft can usually travel […]
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Almost every field of scientific research was considered relevant to the Cold War, including climate science. Some of the best data about changes in ice coverage and thickness in the Arctic comes from the US Navy. Careful study of the Arctic ice became relevant with the development of submarines powered by nuclear reactors and closed […]
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This week The Board recommends kickin’ it Old School with Rock Master Scott and the Dynamic Three. Some younger folks might instead have thought of this song, but The Board is as much about nostalgia as that Bloodhound Gang song is, so I recommend finding inspiration in the original, just like they did. Almost no one would have even […]
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