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i feel like i’m reblogging history. “the post that broke the notes”
THERE ARE NO FUCKING NOTES
WE HAVE REACHED INFINITY
what the heLL
where is it
This is the complete list of the passengers on board MH370.
239 people. 239 stories. 239 lives that have disappeared into a mist of void.
I try to imagine what it must be like to be consumed by space. Eaten by vacuum. Swallowed into the clouds. To sit beside your loved one’s and know it’s time to say your goodbyes. To look them in the eye and try to blink away the fear.
To not know if there is a reassurance or what to reassure of. To think of the trail you left behind and how quickly it disappeared.
You are the trail now.
What must it feel like to disappear?
Sealing your eyes and being too afraid to open them in case reality glooms before you. Clenching your fists too tight and yet…
yet it’s all too real. And you are everything dark and everything white. Because both things have the ability to engulf you in its colour.
The fuel is running out and so is your time. And you don’t know anymore where to find comfort. Who to comfort. How to comfort.
And prayers turn your words into muffled cries and words drown themselves inside you trying to find a place to hide
You wait. You wait and you wish for it to end soon.
Someone asks you to stay seated but you are already too far into the air. You wonder about the birds. Maybe they grew wings out of the desperation to land safely. You pray for a miracle and it’s that terrifying realisation that even angels have wings and maybe it’s them who will steal the souls and carry to the heavens above…
The plane is doing a dance of its own kind. It wobbles and shakes and you catch its rhythm. Follow its lead and this only distracts you for a moment.
So many places you wanted to see. So many books you wanted to read. So many things had yet to be and its all gone now. In that moment of frenzy its all gone. Like you.
You look across the aisle and see such beautiful people who you may have never met before and would never get the chance to know again. There is unity in your pain.
You are sharing the same fate. Whatever it may be.
A child cries for their mother’s attention who is hollowed by the shock of the situation but she turns her head towards the child with a smile plastered through her tears.
Asks them to sit quietly. We will be home soon.
And in that moment she memorises their features. The eyes that remind her of her childhood. The smile that reminds her of her husband. The voice that she didn’t get much of to hear. She tries to freeze time and to capture the small details. Tries to remember what it was like to be a mother. A daughter. A sister. A wife. What it was like to be alive…
An old couple holds hands in the seat before you and look at each other as if they hadn’t done this in the past 50 years. They are content. They are happy to be here together. He kisses her forehead, out of habit or concern you don’t know. But its beautiful. His trembling lips leave back traces on her skin of every happiness they lived together. She rests her head on his shoulder and they wait together like everything else they did in the company of each other.
Half finished sentences.
And you are speeding further into the distance. Lost forever. Marked into the memories of people.
I try to imagine what it must be like to be them. To be in their place but I can’t. I can’t imagine what it must be like to disappear and not know if you will ever return back.
Please keep them in your prayers along with their family members. It must be the hardest time for them. May they find peace and closure.
Massive Offshore Turbine Arrays Would Help Us Harness Hurricanes:
What would happen if a hurricane were to plough through a wind farm consisting of tens of thousands of individual turbines? A Stanford engineer recently ran a computer simulation to find out — and the results were astonishing.
Given the often devastating impacts of climate change, the need for effective weather control systems has never been more urgent. It may be a while — if ever — before we partake in geoengineering projects that mitigate the effects of rising carbon dioxide levels, so it may be incumbent upon us to develop such schemes. We’ve already engaged in cloud-seeding to facilitate rain and snow (a technique that would really help drought-stricken regions like California). And looking ahead the future, we could eventually build a weather machine to create a programmable atmosphere.
But as a recent study by Stanford engineer Mark Z. Jacobson shows, we may already have the means to mitigate one of the most powerful forces of nature known to humanity.
How to Tame a Hurricane
With the help of Cristina Archer and Willett Kempton of the University of Delaware, Jacobson set about the task of figuring out what would happen to wind farms when faced by the onslaught of a hurricane. The team was curious to know if the turbines would get wrecked, or if they might be capable of literally sucking the energy out of the storm.
To find out, they developed a computer model that simulated the effects of several hurricanes as they encountered massive arrays of offshore wind farms. And by massive, we’re talking about wind farms that stretch for many miles along susceptible coasts and consisting of as many as 78,000 individual turbines. The virtual wind farms were confronted with three simulated hurricanes: Sandy and Isaac, which struck New York and New Orleans, respectively, in 2012, and Katrina, which devastated New Orleans in 2005.
Incredibly, the simulations showed that wind turbines could disrupt a hurricane enough to reduce peak wind speeds by up to 92 mph (148 km/h) and decrease storm surges by up to 79%.
"We found that when wind turbines are present, they slow down the outer rotation winds of a hurricane," noted Jacobson in a statement. "This feeds back to decrease wave height, which reduces movement of air toward the center of the hurricane, increasing the central pressure, which in turn slows the winds of the entire hurricane and dissipates it faster."
According to the simulations, a wind farm placed off the coast of New Orleans could have reduced Hurricane Katrina’s wind speed by 36-44 meters per second (between 80-98 mph) while decreasing the storm surge by up to 79%. In the case of Hurricane Sandy, the wind farms would have reduced wind speed by 35-39 meters per second (between 78-87 mph) and the storm surge by as much as 34%.
Image: The London Array as seen from space. NASA Earth Observatory.
Quite obviously, these arrays wouldn’t stop the hurricane altogether, but they could significantly diminish their destructive power once they make landfall.
As for the integrity of the wind farms themselves, current turbines can withstand wind speeds up to 112 mph (180 km/h) — the range of category 2 to 3 hurricanes. But Jacobson says that the presence of massive turbine arrays would likely prevent hurricane winds from reaching those speeds.
A Solution That Pays For Itself
Regrettably, there’s political resistance in the United States to installing a few hundred offshore wind turbines, let alone tens of thousands. But as Jacobson argues, wind turbines would pay for themselves in the long term by generating normal electricity, while reducing air pollution and global warming.
Moreover, because the turbines would prevent more wide scale damage, they would also reduce the hard costs of cleaning up after a hurricane. For example, Hurricane Sandy cost roughly $82 billion in damage across three states.
Read the entire study at Nature Climate Change: “Taming hurricanes with arrays of offshore wind turbines.”
Honestly I’m so done with people. There are the people who are mystified by the fact that a plane has just disappeared. Many planes have just disappeared en route to their destination, for example the flights that move through the Bermuda Triangle (which is why no more flights, fly through that area). Another thing is that people are complaining about racism, even though I haven’t seen any posts being racists. By doing that, you just make yourselves vulnerable to those who haven’t thought about being racists. Lastly, Malaysia might have their primary religion as Muslim, but that does sway one side or another that the plane can be an act of hijacking or terrorism. Being Muslim and being a terrorist are two separate things. If the plane has been hijacked, it could be that the two passenger were Muslim, but it doesn’t have to mean that there were terrorists on the plane and they have to be Muslim.