Trump is Failing His Latest Test: Hurricane Laura

Hurricane Laura is now a strong Cat 4, with winds up to 150 MPH (Cat 5 is 158 MPH, and it may get there). Storm surges are expected to push creeks and maybe rivers to reverse their flow. A meteorologist on MSNBC just predicted 15-foot flooding in Lake Charles, LA., which is only 15 feet…

Hurricane Sharpie Wipes Out Coronavirus

Trump really hates it when reality gets in the way of his fantasies. When Hurricane Dorian was threatening the southeast coast, Trump mistakenly included Alabama in a tweet, and Alabama residents, who had thought they were not in its path, started to panic. NOAA Birmingham, reacting to the panic (they didn’t even know about Trump’s…

Coronavirus and Hurricane Dorian

There are two stories out this weekend that have more in common than first meets the eye: Newly-Released NOAA Emails Show Anger and Confusion Around Trump’s ‘Doctored’ Hurricane Dorian Map As New Coronavirus Spread, China’s Old Habits Delayed Fight In both cases, the leaders of the country spread false information and/or suppressed information that could…