Morning Reads for Tuesday, April 9

Good morning! Rain, rain, make the pollen go away, because allergy season in Georgia is starting earlier than ever (cough**CLIMATECHANGE**cough).

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Gregs
Gregs

Teri,

There is no link for the National Geographic article on Duluth, MN or GA.

chefdavid
chefdavid

So which is it? Climate Change or Atlanta creates it’s own weather because of it’s irresponsible growth? https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1999/03/990325104705.htm What Atlanta needs to do is spread the people out around Georgia. This way all of rural Georgia can benefit for the Atlanta economy. Then they could tear down the concrete jungle that is heating center Georgia. Also, be redistributing Alantians throughout Georgia there will be no need to take a straw to the Tennessee River. I would suggest that we start by moving the more well to doers first to the small towns. This would bring up the local tax base… Read more »

bethebalance
bethebalance

Atlanta doesn’t (nor does any city) “create” its own weather, it changes the weather. Thus, climate change by man-made activity.
(Although you could argue about weather vs. climate.)
But not surprising facts, especially if you note the date of the study is 1999.
Summary: Cities hotter.

Grindelwald
Grindelwald

My thoughts:

Benevolus
Benevolus

In a communist system that is probably what would happen. Except there wouldn’t actually be any well-to-do folks.

Ellynn
Ellynn

A short term fix to the Tybee road is all well and good, but they have been planning, researching, and looking at funding an expanded raised 4 lane since 1985.

Gregs
Gregs

I think the issue might be costs vs. benefits. Yes, the need to upgrade US Highway 80 is evident but the cost to do so versus the number of people who use this road needs to be justified. I’m from Savannah and I know the perils of rain at high tide or a hurricane of even force one. The costs for this will be bourne by the entire country and it isn’t cheap. This has been an issue for 30 years and the problem continues to grow due to extreme weather events. Here’s a link from 2014 with the Mayor… Read more »

Ellynn
Ellynn

As the mayor said, it’s just not the weather.

Right now the county is replacing the draw bridges on Presidents Express Way. If is a county owned road, it gets done. But Tybee is a US Highway. We have to play nice.