Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Houston, we have a problem

'"Houston, we have a problem" is a popular but erroneous quote from the radio communications between the Apollo 13 astronauts and the NASA Mission Control Center ("Houston") during the Apollo 13 spaceflight,[1] as the astronauts communicated their discovery of the explosion that crippled their spacecraft. '
That quote may have been erroneous, however, there are now two Houston problems.


The First: Alarmists at the Houston Chronicle told its readers, in 2011,  to get used to more hot and dry summer weather driven by climate change. 

Get used to it!
The weather of the 21st century will be very much like the hot and dry weather of 2011.


Mark Albright, Dept of Atmospheric Sciences,University of Washington writes:

Little did they know what nature had in store for them in summer 2017!

The other and more important problem is that Houston produces nearly one-third of U.S. refining capacity:

Texas refineries face flooding, disruption threat from Hurricane Harvey

  • Hurricane Harvey is expected to hit Texas on Friday.
  • The Houston region's oil refineries could be in danger.
  • It could take 18 to 36 months for refineries to return to full production capacity if they sustain 2 feet of flooding, Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership President Bob Mitchell said.

Hedge-fund industry's favorite weatherman says Harvey could cause 'historic' flooding in Texas