Increasing traffic at Metroblogging sites

It started with the Jesus salt stain in Chicago and the runaway bride in Atlanta. Minor events that brought in a lot of new visitors to the local Metroblogging sites.

Then the events moved on to the major category: The London bombings and the destruction of New Orleans by Hurricane Katrina and political ineptitutde.

Now we can head on to Metroblogging Houston as the latest track of the category 5 Hurricane Rita has shifted north for a direct hit.

We are SO getting an ice storm this year.

2 Comments so far

  1. Barry Welford (unregistered) on September 22nd, 2005 @ 8:52 am

    The more worrying aspect of all this is the probable confirmation of global warming effects. Of course it seems to be increasing the frequency of hurricanes and perhaps this is a trend that will continue. More frighteningly there is the abundant evidence of major glacier melt-down in the high Arctic and the Antarctic. Just imagine all water levels raised by a metre or two on average around the world. The consequences are very scary. Hopefully the Kyoto Accord will get the respect it deserves.


  2. aj (unregistered) on September 22nd, 2005 @ 10:18 am

    Sea levels are one thing – the real problem is the dumping of cold, fresh meltwater into the salty oceans. It will totally screw up the conveyor currents that bring warm water northward from the gulf of Mexico to Europe (and channel cold water back at lower depths.). This will affect global weather patterns, rainfall, etc. not to mention its effect on ocean and shoreline species. James Burke had a TV special explaining all this quite specifically back in the 1980s! I don’t know what we can do, besides dropping fossil fuels cold turkey NOW. It makes sense, and everyone knows the danger is real and actually happening, but of course The Powers That Be will bluster about “economic growth”. Can’t have an economy without a planet, gentlemen…



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