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Typhoon Hagibis: Monster storm could become strongest on Earth

TYPHOON HAGIBIS is rapidly intensifying in the Pacific Ocean and forecasters are now warning the monster storm could become the strongest storm on Earth.

Typhoon Hagibis is rapidly gathering strength in the western Pacific. The powerful monster storm is forecast to whip out winds of 161mph as soon as tomorrow, the Joint Typhoon Warning Centre has said. That would make Hagibis the equivalent of a Category 5 hurricane on the Saffir Simpson Wind Scale - the strongest category there is.

Weather Network meteorologist Tyler Hamilton said Hurricane Dorian, which caused extensive damage to the Bahamas last month, was the strongest storm on Earth so far, considered in terms of pressure.

Hurricane Dorian has a pressure of 910 millibars but Hagibis could extend this as the forecast show it develop into a super typhoon this week.

Super typhoons are tropical cyclones in the Western Pacific Ocean with winds of at least 150mph, equivalent to at least a higher-end Category 4 hurricane.

Hagibis was located more than 400 miles east-northeast of Guam as of Monday morning local time.

https://brica.de/alerts/alert/public/1279876/typhoon-hagibis-monster-storm-could-become-strongest-on-earth-161mph-forecast-tomorrow/

Can you recall the name of this movie?

The name is not an English word-- something like Katsmata, but not that.
It has - if I recall - no words, but scenes, ex of great traffic jams, of things speeding along, of civilizations' follies, something like a world gone mad. It seems very appropriate to me now, and I cannot recall the name.
It would have been made at least 20 years ago - maybe more.
Thanks!

Can you recall the name of this movie?

The name is not an English word-- something like Katsmata, but not that.
It has - if I recall - no words, but scenes, ex of great traffic jams, of things speeding along, of civilizations' follies, something like a world gone mad. It seems very appropriate to me now, and I cannot recall the name.
It would have been made at least 20 years ago - maybe more.
Thanks!

"How Long have we been in the Anthropocene?"

Discussing human effects on the earth; impact of agriculture at different times in different regions.

"Not everyone is sure that today’s industrialized, globalized societies will be around long enough to define a new geological epoch. Perhaps we are just a flash in the pan—an event—rather than a long, enduring epoch.

Others debate the utility of picking a single thin line in Earth’s geological record to mark the start of human impacts in the geological record. Maybe the Anthropocene began at different times in different parts of the world. For example, the first instances of agriculture emerged at different places at different times and resulted in huge impacts on the environment, through land clearing, habitat losses, extinctions, erosion, and carbon emissions, forever changing the global climate."

"We asked over 1,300 archaeologists from around the world to contribute their knowledge on how ancient people used the land in 146 regions spanning all continents except Antarctica from 10,000 years ago right up to 1850. More than 250 responded, representing the largest expert archaeology crowdsourcing project ever undertaken, though some prior projects have worked with amateur contributions."

https://www.sapiens.org/archaeology/anthropocene-surveying-archaeologists/?fbclid=IwAR3-8TMtOIdwHpsV3bi6iZUfH1FfxnPiKEsdG3whAEi-UVlsRgkYqQN9Efs

What are you seeing emerge from winter dormancy?

I live in New Jersey.
On my walks the last couple of days I notice that the finer branches of trees and shrubs are turning brown, becoming alive, after the winter dormancy.

I am wondering if this is not very early. I have seen this in mid-February.
Also some shoots in my garden - snow flowers maybe.
We have not in NJ had an unusually warm winter. We had one day of 57 but that happens occasionally. Generally it's been usual temps, 30's to 40's.

so as an early harbinger of Spring, I am over-joyed with these events.
But if it is an indication of our weather system being topsy-turvey due to climate change, then I am not so happy about it.

What do you think?
What do you see where you are?

R Kelly - predator?

I recently saw the documentary on R Kelly, in which he is accused of sexually abusing young Black women.
Someone on the documentary said, "If these had been young Caucasian women, the whole world would be talking about it."
I think this is true.
There is not a lot of attention paid to R Kelly even tho these accusation have been made for decades. And one compares this to when the Harvey Weinstein and other cases emerged-- there was practically 24 hour/7 day coverage of it.

I find this very disturbing. (I am white). Tarana Burke who helped to create the metoo movement, says it is part of society devaluing Black life, esp. female.
And part of the idea that somehow Black females are never innocent.

I have been speaking to people about this, and find that most people I know have never heard of R. Kelly. But I believe he is (or was) very popular in the Black community.

Would appreciate your thoughts..

https://chicago.suntimes.com/entertainment/surviving-r-kelly-documentary-lifetime-review/
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