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1.  Gaylord, Michigan residents left without FEMA aid in the aftermath of devastating tornado  

2022-06-17


World Socialist Web Site
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On May 20, 2022, an EF3 tornado touched down in the city of Gaylord in northern Michigan, carving a path of destruction 200 yards wide and 16 miles long. The tornado killed two people and injured over 40 others.

2.  Grappling with scientific understanding of tornadoes and climate change  

2022-06-15


Yale Universities Climate Connections
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New video brings together informed perspectives of academic scientists, veteran professional and broadcast meteorologists, and others to address uncertainties. The post Grappling with scientific understanding of tornadoes and climate change appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

3.  Canada’s Recent DERECHO was a DOOZY: The Science and Impacts of Derechos, Downbursts, and Tornados  

2022-06-10


Paul Beckwith, Climate Systems Scientist
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Jun 9, 2022 I was on an island in cottage country on Saturday May 21st, 2022 when Canada’s first Derecho since 1999 passed over me like a freight train. Fortunately, there were no tornados or downbursts in my immediate vicinity, … Continue reading →

4.  Amazon obstructs congressional investigation into deadly Illinois tornado disaster  

2022-06-09


World Socialist Web Site
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The House Committee on Oversight and Reform has accused Amazon of obstructing its investigation into the deadly collapse of the company’s DLI4 warehouse facility in Edwardsville, Illinois during a massive tornado storm in 2021.

5.  At least 11 dead in wake of Michigan tornado, Canada derecho  

2022-05-23


Yale Universities Climate Connections
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Summerlike storms wreak unseasonable havoc from Great Lakes eastward. The post At least 11 dead in wake of Michigan tornado, Canada derecho appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

6.  Climate Catastrophes Are Everywhere, From Tornadoes in Kentucky to Floods in Uganda  

2021-12-17


Common Dreams - Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community
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The wreckage and loss of life from this storm is yet another symptom of how our fossil fuel addiction heats the planet and drives disasters.

7.  Amid Tornado Devastation, Sunrise Says 'Call It What It Is: A Climate Disaster'  

2021-12-13


Common Dreams
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“We aren't asking, we demand change. Kentucky needs Build Back Better now.”

8.  60 Million People In Path Of Severe Storms, Isolated Tornados Across Northeast  

2022-05-16


ZeroHedge News
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60 Million People In Path Of Severe Storms, Isolated Tornados Across Northeast  Severe thunderstorms, including the possibility of damaging winds, large hail, and even tornadoes, are forecasted for much of the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic on Monday afternoon.  The National Weather Service Storm Predictio...

9.  How Corporate Greed Fuels Killer Tornadoes  

2022-01-12


Common Dreams - Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community
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They weren't “lost” to a storm—they were killed by a deliberate corporate culture that routinely cuts corners on worker safety to put more profit in corporate pockets.

10.  Capitalism Contributed To Factory Workers Deaths  

2021-12-24


Popular Resistance
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The weekend of December 10-11, 2021, saw a reported 30 tornadoes hitting several states from Arkansas to Illinois; as of this writing, 74 people are confirmed dead and several buildings severely damaged or totally demolished. All the cases of death and destruction are devastating; however, the most tellin...

11.  Tornados Can Kill. So Does Amazon's Business Model  

2021-12-23


Common Dreams - Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community
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How long will we tolerate the corporate executive 'risk taking' that puts only workers at real risk?

12.  December’s tornadoes show a country desperately in need of disaster reform  

2021-12-22


Grist
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The US has completely failed to adapt to extreme weather events. Here is what it needs o do. Great article.

13.  U.S. tornadoes push insurers 2021 bill over $105 bln as climate change impact grows  

2021-12-22


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Devastation from tornadoes that slammed parts of the United States this month will push the insurance industry's 2021 bill for weather-related claims well above the predicted $105 billion, industry experts said, and premiums should rise on worries that climate change will drive more severe weather.

14.  Tornadoes and storms that hit US were a derecho, says National Weather Service  

2021-12-20


The Guardian
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Derecho, often described as an inland hurricane, hit the north-central US on 15 December, separately from Kentucky tornadoesThe National Weather Service’s (NWS) storm prediction center has described the multiple tornadoes and thunderstorms that struck the Great Plains and upper midwest last week as th...

15.  ‘No easy fix’: Kentucky rain forces more out of their homes after tornadoes  

2021-12-17


The Guardian
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Rebuilding hard-hit cities like Mayfield and Dawson Springs will take years after at least 74 in the state died in the stormsJimmy Galbreath counted his blessings too soon. His home in Mayfield, Kentucky, was battered but not broken last week by a tornado, and the 62-year-old former scrap iron worke...

16.  They were forced to stay at work as a tornado bore down. Would a union have saved them? | Hamilton Nolan  

2021-12-16


The Guardian
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Those who died in an Amazon warehouse in Illinois and a Kentucky candle factory were sacrificed to the altar of profitWhy did eight workers at a Kentucky candle factory and six workers at an Illinois Amazon warehouse die this week? They were killed when a powerful tornado destroyed their workplaces...

17.  Plains mega-cyclone shreds December weather history  

2021-12-16


Yale Universities Climate Connections
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Records were blown to smithereens amid Upper Midwest tornadoes, 1930s-style dust storms, and springlike warmth. The post Plains mega-cyclone shreds December weather history appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

18.  Labor Activists Want to Know Why Workers Were Left to Die in Extreme Tornadoes  

2021-12-15


In These Times
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Grief, anger, and demands for answers after tornadoes kill at least 14 U.S. workers.

19.  Amazon's moral collapse  

2021-12-15


Popular Information
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On Saturday morning, Amazon founder and executive chairman Jeff Bezos had something on his mind that he needed to share with the world. He was extremely excited to send several very wealthy people into space for 10 minutes. Bezos reported that everyone was “happy.” Though he was not flying into spac...

20.  “There is no reason people should have been scrambling last minute to get to shelter”: Sister of worker killed in Amazon warehouse crushed by tornado speaks out on lack of safety  

2021-12-15


World Socialist Web Site
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Rachel Cope’s brother, Clayton Lynn Cope, was killed in an Amazon warehouse in Edwardsville, Illinois while trying to alert his coworkers to seek cover as a tornado barreled down upon the facility.

22.  Worker Protection Bill Blocked Before Tornado Disaster  

2021-12-14


The Daily Poster
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Lawmakers and corporate lobbyists stymied legislation to protect employees’ jobs when they flee an unsafe workplace.

23.  Before the Deadly Tornadoes, Corporations Blocked a Bill That Could Have Protected Workers  

2021-12-14


Jacobin Magazine
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In the months before workers were reportedly barred from abandoning their job site or threatened with termination if they fled this weekend’s deadly tornadoes, corporate lobbying groups were fighting legislation to prohibit retribution against employees who seek to leave work out of fear for their safety...