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  1. To think in high risk outlook in MS nothing again.  To me we’ve got a long ways to go to ever understanding weather.  I wonder if SPC throws out too many warnings and watches too easily. 
    Warnings are real-time as cells evolve. Meso scale discussions and lead time watches are warranted based on synoptic reasoning and conditions that have been suggested by high res modeling and severe parameters. Two seperate entities. Too early to downplay threats when it's not even 22z yet for central areas.

  2. Your thoughts dovetail mine.  In addition to the Kardashev scale, I think it's logical that this type of geoengineering will be a prerequisite before we can colonize other worlds (for example, Mars.)  Some of the techniques developed to do that there may also be applied here (which seems to often be the case with developments from our space program.)

    Much more reasonable within our lifetimes though would be protecting our coastal communities and better preparing them.  I see that cities near the water are developing safeguards against excessive flooding (both from the ocean and from the sky), some of which involves promoting a natural flood plain (like Houston) or creating checks on rising sea levels to prevent them from flooding cities (for example Miami, Charleston and even NYC.)


    Not to completely divert off-topic here but I think we can colonize with domes and perhaps even produce atmosphere before we can forcefully manipulate the randomness of chaotic liquid flow eddies between low and high pressure systems. Perhaps even being able to make a planet breathable before we can control the thermal-coupled dynamics between the Earth's oceans and resultant drivin lapse rates into its atmosphere. That is some serious crazy physics control at that point that might not come into human or AI control until far later into advancements of space exploration and settlement that we are a long ways off from achieving. Take a planet like Venus, for example. Yeah. Yikes. We've got a long way to go before we can simply snuff out a macro system like a Category 5 hurricane.
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