An overview of the record breaking 2005 Atlantic Hurricane Season.
Video contains satellite animation of all 31 named and unnamed storms with information listed: storm name and strength rating, date of formation and dissipation, maximum wind speed, minimum central pressure, number of deaths and damage reported. (If no deaths or damage occurred then nothing will be displayed.)
Following that, a brief overview of the massive amounts of records set.
As President Obama continues to push through the Trans-Pacific Partnership, or TPP, Hillary Clinton is saying she opposes the trade deal on the campaign circuit. However, according to research by CNN’s Jake Tapper, Clinton has publicly lauded the TPP as the ‘gold standard’ for trade deals. The Resident dives into the trade deal hypocrisy.
In Florida, one of the nation’s largest waterways is in danger as septic tanks are disrupting the fragile ecosystem of the state’s Indian River Lagoon. NewsHour Weekend special correspondent Lisa Desai has the story, which was supported by the Florida Center for Investigative Reporting, The Investigative Fund at The Nation Institute and the Economic Hardship Reporting Project.
Professor Tim Garrett of the Dept. of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Utah, the thermodynamic implications of our energy consumption and the collapse of civilization that is the result of our Greenhouse Gas by-products.
Peer reviewed paper on the subject.
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