The problem!

As if climate change isn't enough of a challenge, "he who shall not be named" is trying to cancel the observations needed to assess change and mitigation efforts!

Why are forecasts from ECMWF better than those from the U.S. centers?

“The Europeans have simply thrown more people and more money at it,” Jeff Masters (Weather Underground) says. “So they get better results.” Back in 2006, after the devastation following Hurricane Katrina the National Science Board called for an increase of $300 million in hurricane research funding per year. [But] the budget hasn’t changed much since. Scientific American article In our story we use the fictional "Vancouver Forecast Centre" as a proxy for ECMWF, because it fits with the Pacifica secession storyline. We dramatize the impact of budget cuts using satellite sabotage in place of the slow drain of resources from budget cuts. Join us here to get our story out!

What happened to this couple after 1973?

Connie and Phil were members of the Red Guard Party, a militant spinoff from the Asian American Political Alliance (AAPA). Their communal household was raided by the FBI (an informant?) in 1973. From anti-war to climate change, help us tell their story! Follow us and pledge your support on our campaign web site

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