China weather – Bizchina Update http://bizchina-update.com/ Thu, 20 Oct 2022 17:30:28 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://bizchina-update.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/icon-120x120.jpg China weather – Bizchina Update http://bizchina-update.com/ 32 32 China weather: Record rains, heat as weather turns choppy https://bizchina-update.com/china-weather-record-rains-heat-as-weather-turns-choppy/ Tue, 05 Jul 2022 10:10:20 +0000 https://bizchina-update.com/china-weather-record-rains-heat-as-weather-turns-choppy/ BEIJING – From the snow-capped peaks of Tibet to the tropical island of Hainan, China is sweltering in the worst heatwave in decades as rainfall hit record highs in June. Extreme heat is also hitting Japan, and erratic weather is causing problems for other parts of the world in what scientists say has all the […]]]>

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From the snow-capped peaks of Tibet to the tropical island of Hainan, China is sweltering in the worst heatwave in decades as rainfall hit record highs in June.

Extreme heat is also hitting Japan, and erratic weather is causing problems for other parts of the world in what scientists say has all the hallmarks of climate change, with even more warming expected this century.

The northeastern provinces of Shandong, Jilin and Liaoning saw the highest levels of rainfall ever recorded in June, while the national average of 112.1 millimeters was 9.1 percent higher than the same month of last year, the China Meteorological Administration said in a report on Tuesday.

The average temperature across the country also hit 21.3 degrees Celsius (70.34 Fahrenheit) in June, up 0.9 C (1.8 F) from the same time last month and the highest since 1961. No relief is in sight, with higher than usual temperatures and rainfall forecast across much of the country through July, the administration said.

In the northern province of Henan, Xuchang hit 42.1°C (107.8°F) and Dengfeng 41.6°C (106.9°F) on June 24 for their hottest days on record, according to the global extreme weather tracker Maximiliano Herrera.

China has also experienced seasonal flooding in several parts of the country, causing misery for hundreds of thousands of people, especially in the hard-hit south which receives the bulk of the rainfall as well as typhoons that sweep in from the China Sea. southern.

China is not alone in experiencing higher temperatures and more unstable weather patterns. In Japan, authorities warned of greater than usual stress on the power grid and urged citizens to save energy.

Japanese authorities announced the earliest end to the annual summer rainy season since the national meteorological agency began keeping records in 1951. The rains usually dampen the summer heat, often until July.

On Friday, the cities of Tokamachi and Tsunan set all-time heat records while several others broke monthly records.

Large parts of the Northern Hemisphere have experienced extreme heat this summer, with regions ranging from the normally cold Russian Arctic to the traditionally sweltering American South recording unusually high temperatures and humidity.

In the United States, the National Weather Service has kept 30 million Americans under some sort of heat advisory amid record high temperatures. The suffering and health hazard are most intense among those who are not air-conditioned or who work outdoors, further reinforcing economic disparities in the face of extreme weather patterns.

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Chinese meteorological authorities issue first major alert this year for mountain torrents https://bizchina-update.com/chinese-meteorological-authorities-issue-first-major-alert-this-year-for-mountain-torrents-2/ Sun, 19 Jun 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://bizchina-update.com/chinese-meteorological-authorities-issue-first-major-alert-this-year-for-mountain-torrents-2/ Workers help transfer an elderly resident from Xuanzhou village in Wuzhou, south China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, June 19, 2022. Local authorities issued an evacuation notice the day before to prevent risks associated with heavy rains and floods. Photo: cnsphoto China’s meteorological monitoring departments issued warnings for thunderstorms, floods, mountain torrents and geological hazards on […]]]>

Workers help transfer an elderly resident from Xuanzhou village in Wuzhou, south China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, June 19, 2022. Local authorities issued an evacuation notice the day before to prevent risks associated with heavy rains and floods. Photo: cnsphoto

China’s meteorological monitoring departments issued warnings for thunderstorms, floods, mountain torrents and geological hazards on Sunday, urging local authorities to strengthen real-time monitoring and early warnings and carry out preventive public evacuations.

The National Meteorological Center warned of torrential rains in eastern, southern and southwestern regions of China from 8 p.m. Sunday to 8 p.m. Monday, with a high risk of flooding in eastern provinces. Anhui, Zhejiang and Jiangxi in eastern China.

The Ministry of Water Resources and the China Meteorological Administration have issued this year’s first red alert – the main alert for mountain streams, warning that there is a strong possibility of flood disasters mountains in the northeastern part of Jiangxi (eastern China) and the western part of Zhejiang (eastern China).

According to China’s four-level weather warning system, red alert represents the most severe warning, followed by orange, yellow and blue.

Yellow alerts of geological danger have been issued in Zhejiang, Anhui, Fujian and Jiangxi (eastern China), Hubei and Hunan (central China), as well as in the Zhuang Autonomous Region of Guangdong. and Guangxi (southern China). East China’s Jiangxi on Sunday issued the first-highest level of warning for landslides and mudslides after the long-lasting heavy rainstorm from Sunday to Tuesday.

Five villagers were killed in Liuzhou in Guangxi after a wooden building collapsed due to heavy rain. Liuzhou raised flood warnings on Sunday as downpours are expected to continue.

The Ministry of Emergency Management sent task forces and experts to Jiangxi, Fujian, Guangdong and Guangxi for flood prevention and rescue with relief supplies on the way, and appealed to all efforts to protect the public in flood-affected areas.

Fujian evacuated more than 210,000 people on Sunday. 946 people from Luxi county in Hunan were evacuated on Sunday.

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Chinese meteorological authorities issue first major alert this year for mountain torrents https://bizchina-update.com/chinese-meteorological-authorities-issue-first-major-alert-this-year-for-mountain-torrents/ Sun, 19 Jun 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://bizchina-update.com/chinese-meteorological-authorities-issue-first-major-alert-this-year-for-mountain-torrents/ Workers help transfer an elderly resident from Xuanzhou village in Wuzhou, south China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, June 19, 2022. Local authorities issued an evacuation notice the day before to prevent risks associated with heavy rains and floods. Photo: cnsphoto China’s weather monitoring departments issued warnings for thunderstorms, floods, mountain torrents and geological hazards on […]]]>

Workers help transfer an elderly resident from Xuanzhou village in Wuzhou, south China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, June 19, 2022. Local authorities issued an evacuation notice the day before to prevent risks associated with heavy rains and floods. Photo: cnsphoto

China’s weather monitoring departments issued warnings for thunderstorms, floods, mountain torrents and geological hazards on Sunday, urging local authorities to strengthen real-time monitoring and early warnings and carry out preventive public evacuations.

The National Meteorological Center warned of torrential rains in eastern, southern and southwestern regions of China from 8 p.m. Sunday to 8 p.m. Monday, with a high risk of flooding in eastern provinces. Anhui, Zhejiang and Jiangxi in eastern China.

The Ministry of Water Resources and the China Meteorological Administration have issued this year’s first red alert – the main alert for mountain streams, warning that there is a strong possibility of flood disasters mountains in the northeastern part of Jiangxi (eastern China) and the western part of Zhejiang (eastern China).

According to China’s four-level color-coded weather warning system, red alert represents the most severe warning, followed by orange, yellow and blue.

Yellow alerts of geological danger have been issued in Zhejiang, Anhui, Fujian and Jiangxi (eastern China), Hubei and Hunan (central China), as well as in the Zhuang Autonomous Region of Guangdong. and Guangxi (southern China). East China’s Jiangxi issued the first-highest alert level for landslides and mudslides on Sunday after the long-lasting heavy rainstorm from Sunday to Tuesday.

Five villagers were killed in Liuzhou in Guangxi after a wooden building collapsed due to heavy rain. Liuzhou raised flood warnings on Sunday as downpours are expected to continue.

The Ministry of Emergency Management has sent task forces and experts to Jiangxi, Fujian, Guangdong and Guangxi for flood prevention and rescue with relief supplies on the way, and called on all efforts to protect the public in flood-affected areas.

Fujian evacuated more than 210,000 people on Sunday. 946 people from Luxi county in Hunan were evacuated on Sunday.

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Significantly higher on China weather – AgFax https://bizchina-update.com/significantly-higher-on-china-weather-agfax/ Tue, 12 Apr 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://bizchina-update.com/significantly-higher-on-china-weather-agfax/ ©Debra L Ferguson Stock Photography Overnight, the cotton market is turning strong with new harvest months posting new highs. Behind the move is a still bleak weather scenario for West Texas and surrounding states, as well as China’s easing of some COVID-19 restrictions on Shanghai. In addition, the intensity of the war between Ukraine and […]]]>

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Overnight, the cotton market is turning strong with new harvest months posting new highs. Behind the move is a still bleak weather scenario for West Texas and surrounding states, as well as China’s easing of some COVID-19 restrictions on Shanghai. In addition, the intensity of the war between Ukraine and Russia is driving up most commodities.

Weather-wise, the nowcast (1-5 days) predicts no rain for West Texas. In fact, the 6 to 10 day forecast indicates a much lower than normal chance of precipitation. The 8 to 14 day outlook is less gloomy as it points to possible rain for Kansas and Oklahoma, but Texas appears to remain dry.

The USDA released its weekly crop progress report on Monday, which showed that 7% of the US cotton crop had been planted as of April 10, up from last week’s pace of 4%. sown. A year ago, the harvest was done at 8%. Texas was 12% complete, down from 6% a week ago.

May Cotton will go into her delivery on Monday, April 25. This means that all participants wishing to avoid the perils of delivery must exit their positions by the previous Friday at the latest.

For Tuesday, the close support for May Cotton is at 135.30 cents and 134.75 cents, while resistance stands at 140.00 cents and 141.10 cents. Estimated morning volume is 12,243 contracts.

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China’s meteorological agency issues yellow alert to cold snap in the country https://bizchina-update.com/chinas-meteorological-agency-issues-yellow-alert-to-cold-snap-in-the-country/ Fri, 24 Dec 2021 05:25:00 +0000 https://bizchina-update.com/chinas-meteorological-agency-issues-yellow-alert-to-cold-snap-in-the-country/ [ad_1] China’s National Meteorological Center issued a yellow cold snap alert on Friday, predicting low temperatures and gales in large areas of the country. From Friday to Sunday, temperatures are expected to drop 6 to 10 degrees Celsius in parts of northern, central, eastern and southern China, the Xinhua News Agency reported. The forecast added […]]]>


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China’s National Meteorological Center issued a yellow cold snap alert on Friday, predicting low temperatures and gales in large areas of the country.

From Friday to Sunday, temperatures are expected to drop 6 to 10 degrees Celsius in parts of northern, central, eastern and southern China, the Xinhua News Agency reported.

The forecast added that some areas could see a temperature drop of more than 14 degrees Celsius.

Snow and sleet will hit parts of northern, central and southern China from Friday to Sunday, with heavy rains and torrential rains expected to affect parts of Hainan Province, a indicated the Center.

China has a four-level, color-coded weather warning system, with red representing the most severe weather, followed by orange, yellow and blue.

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Weather conditions during crop development in 2021 are expected to have little impact on the production of apples, pears and table grapes https://bizchina-update.com/weather-conditions-during-crop-development-in-2021-are-expected-to-have-little-impact-on-the-production-of-apples-pears-and-table-grapes/ https://bizchina-update.com/weather-conditions-during-crop-development-in-2021-are-expected-to-have-little-impact-on-the-production-of-apples-pears-and-table-grapes/#respond Mon, 08 Nov 2021 14:04:42 +0000 https://bizchina-update.com/weather-conditions-during-crop-development-in-2021-are-expected-to-have-little-impact-on-the-production-of-apples-pears-and-table-grapes/ [ad_1] Weather conditions during crop development in 2021 are expected to have little impact on the production of apples, pears and table grapes, forecast at 45 MMT, 18 MMT and 11 MMT, respectively. Consumer demand for domestic and imported fruit is expected to be low due to the economic downturn following the COVID-19 pandemic. In […]]]>


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Weather conditions during crop development in 2021 are expected to have little impact on the production of apples, pears and table grapes, forecast at 45 MMT, 18 MMT and 11 MMT, respectively.

Consumer demand for domestic and imported fruit is expected to be low due to the economic downturn following the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, ongoing supply chain disruptions are expected to keep transportation costs high and lead to shortages of shipping containers, increasing uncertainty in the fruit trade, both for imports and products. exports. Sources say recent energy shortages are unlikely to impact the distribution of deciduous fruit, which relies to a limited extent on electricity.

Chinese apple production is expected to reach 45 million metric tons (MMT) in MY 2021/22 (July-June) from the Post’s revised estimate of 44.1 MMT during of the 2020/21 marketing year. According to industry
sources, weather anomalies for the 2021/22 marketing year are expected to have a minor impact on overall apple production. However, the quality of the fruit, especially the size and appearance (color) of the fruit should be
severely affected. In the major apple-producing provinces, growers experienced complex and changing weather conditions during the first 10 months of 2021, including spring frosts, summer hail,
drought and excessive rains in autumn. Industry sources report that in Shaanxi, the largest apple-producing province in China, the fruit size is smaller compared to the previous season due to a summer
Drought. In Shandong, the second largest apple producer, hailstorms in early October 2021 damaged the outer surface of apples. In short, in marketing year 2021/22, the percentage of domestic high-quality products
apples should be much lower than the previous year.

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China Weather Update: Heavy Snowfall Will Hit Parts of Northern China https://bizchina-update.com/china-weather-update-heavy-snowfall-will-hit-parts-of-northern-china/ Sat, 06 Nov 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://bizchina-update.com/china-weather-update-heavy-snowfall-will-hit-parts-of-northern-china/ Heavy snowfall will sweep across parts of northern China on Saturday and Sunday, bringing low temperatures, Chinese media reported citing the National Meteorological Center. “From Saturday morning to Sunday morning, heavy snowfall or even blizzard is expected to hit parts of Inner Mongolia, Shanxi, Hebei, Beijing, Tianjin, Liaoning, Shaanxi and Henan,” Xinhua reported. . Some […]]]>

Heavy snowfall will sweep across parts of northern China on Saturday and Sunday, bringing low temperatures, Chinese media reported citing the National Meteorological Center.

“From Saturday morning to Sunday morning, heavy snowfall or even blizzard is expected to hit parts of Inner Mongolia, Shanxi, Hebei, Beijing, Tianjin, Liaoning, Shaanxi and Henan,” Xinhua reported. .

Some regions will see snow depths of up to 20 centimeters, the state news agency said.

The observatory urged the affected areas to take necessary precautions in traffic, transport and energy supply.

Meanwhile, China was forced on Friday to close highways and schoolyards in the capital Beijing due to heavy pollution.

It comes as China ramps up coal production and faces scrutiny of its environmental record in international climate talks.

The Beijing municipal government issued a yellow alert for severe air pollution which took effect from 4 p.m. Thursday, Xinhua news agency reported. Under the country’s air pollution warning system, red is the most severe warning. Next come orange, yellow and blue.

Adverse weather conditions are responsible for the smog blanketing Beijing and neighboring areas from Wednesday to Saturday, according to the city’s meteorological authorities.

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Chinese weather tech startup Ninecosmos secures $ 7.7 million war chest https://bizchina-update.com/chinese-weather-tech-startup-ninecosmos-secures-7-7-million-war-chest/ https://bizchina-update.com/chinese-weather-tech-startup-ninecosmos-secures-7-7-million-war-chest/#respond Sat, 21 Aug 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://bizchina-update.com/chinese-weather-tech-startup-ninecosmos-secures-7-7-million-war-chest/ [ad_1] BEIJING – Weather tech startup Ninecosmos Sci. & Tech recently raised 50 million yuan (about $ 7.7 million) in Series A funding, with Envision Capital being the lead investor. Ninecosmos has its roots in the National Supercomputing Center in Wuxi, Jiangsu Province. Tsinghua University also owns a stake in the company which boasts of […]]]>


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BEIJING – Weather tech startup Ninecosmos Sci. & Tech recently raised 50 million yuan (about $ 7.7 million) in Series A funding, with Envision Capital being the lead investor.

Ninecosmos has its roots in the National Supercomputing Center in Wuxi, Jiangsu Province. Tsinghua University also owns a stake in the company which boasts of having powerful supercomputer, computer simulation and AI technologies.

The development of technologies for meteorological services requires a lot of time, personnel and funds. Strong skills are required in a wide range of fields. In addition to hardware for meteorological observations as well as algorithms and computing power for computer simulations of atmospheric and oceanic meteorology, there is a need to acquire and aggregate data sources, and then design solutions for each client industry.

With its exclusive weather forecast platform, Ninecosmos provides customized products for each industry.

It provides a cloud platform that industries working to protect air quality can use to simulate air quality. It has another platform for analyzing local pollution sources and their dispersion, and a weather navigation platform for the shipping industry.

With experience in operating the Chinese Sunway TaihuLight supercomputer, Ninecosmos is very competitive in the field of computer simulations. He says his air pollution forecast is nearly 90% accurate.

These services have already been presented to government organizations related to ecological environment and scientific research organizations in Beijing, Shandong Province, Jiangsu Province and elsewhere.

Ninecosmos makes detailed forecasts of atmosphere and ocean weather at high resolution of 800 meters in designated waters and provides weather services related to winds, waves, currents, sea temperatures, salt content , sea level and other factors. Its system is in practical use at Tianjin Port.

This year, the company focused on the shipping and clean energy sectors.

The maritime navigation services market is dominated by the Japanese Weathernews and the Norwegian StormGeo; The 15-day weather service rates for shipping range from $ 3,000 to $ 3,500.

According to ship-information provider Clarksons Research, the number of merchant ships of 100 gross tonnage or more exceeded 100,000 in February, and the global shipping services market is about $ 10 billion annually.

As the promotion of clean energy is expected to become a global trend, Ninecosmos intends to focus on business areas such as the observation and assessment of wind and solar resources, and extreme weather warnings.

Ninecosmos’ balanced list of corporate and government clients contributes to its long-term growth. The company’s annual sales exceeded 20 million yuan (about $ 3 million) in 2020, and the number of its employees rose to more than 70, from 45 at the start of the same year.

The company expects its annual sales to double in 2021.

36Kr, a Chinese technology information portal founded in Beijing in 2010, has more than 150 million readers worldwide. Nikkei announced a partnership with 36Kr on May 22, 2019.

For the Japanese version of this story, click here.

For the Chinese version, click here.

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“Like Maoist China”: weather professor attacked by department for opposing carbon tax proposal https://bizchina-update.com/like-maoist-china-weather-professor-attacked-by-department-for-opposing-carbon-tax-proposal/ https://bizchina-update.com/like-maoist-china-weather-professor-attacked-by-department-for-opposing-carbon-tax-proposal/#respond Mon, 07 Oct 2019 07:00:00 +0000 https://bizchina-update.com/like-maoist-china-weather-professor-attacked-by-department-for-opposing-carbon-tax-proposal/ [ad_1] UPDATE Student activists offended by his “watering pigs” metaphor When a meteorologist blogged against a carbon tax proposal backed by fellow professors, he quickly became a target for climate activists, students and colleagues on campus. Cliff Mass of the University of Washington, professor of atmospheric sciences with his own weekly weather segment on public […]]]>


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Student activists offended by his “watering pigs” metaphor

When a meteorologist blogged against a carbon tax proposal backed by fellow professors, he quickly became a target for climate activists, students and colleagues on campus.

Cliff Mass of the University of Washington, professor of atmospheric sciences with his own weekly weather segment on public radio, accused the College of the Environment of “serious violations of free speech and academic freedom” on his blog last week.

While his colleagues have used their UW affiliations to promote the 1631 Initiative, a carbon tax proposed by Democratic lawmakers that failed at the polls last November, Mass says his opposition “had no connection.” with the university.

His personal posts against I-1631 led to a social media campaign by UW students calling him a “racist, misogynist, climate denier” and worse, Mass wrote.

The atmospheric science department even held a meeting in which colleagues and students shamed him for his opinions, according to the professor, one of them emitting “a direct threat.” He called it “more like a performance at the Roman Colosseum than an academic proceeding at a leading research university.”

Mass recounted The College’s solution that he was the only University of Washington professor who actively opposed the measure, as far as he knew. He is “not sure” if he will seek a lawyer to consider his options against UW officials.

But he is satisfied with the public support he has received: “hundreds of support emails, including dozens from professors.”

FOLLOWING: Court condemns university for sacking professor over blog post

The college plays down the internal campaign against Mass and interprets the timeline differently from Mass’s narrative, which alleges multiple violations of politics and constitution by leaders of the Department of Environmental and Atmospheric Sciences.

A UW spokesperson said The fix that Mass was never “disciplined” and that his tenure was never “in jeopardy,” and Lisa Graumlich, his dean, echoed the university’s explanation.

“The College leadership’s version of these myriad events differs from Professor Mass’s descriptions, but let me be clear that his tenure and professorship have never been threatened,” she wrote in an email :

Professor Mass remains Full Professor at the University of Washington, with all the rights and responsibilities of that position. If it believes that a violation of the Faculty’s Code has occurred, the University has mechanisms to resolve these complaints.

Dean Lisa J. Graumlich, Professor Mary Laird Wood and Senior Dean of UW College of the Environment.When The fix Graumlich asked (left) to clarify her version of the timeline, which goes back about a year, she did not respond to follow-up emails.

According to Mass, neither President Ana Mari Cauce nor Marshal Mark Richards addressed the situation when he wrote his accusatory post last week. He is speaking now that an internal mediation process has been completed.

The UW spokesperson declined to give a direct answer to several questions in The fix on whether he will conduct an internal investigation into Mass.

“Protecting freedom of expression and academic research at the University of Washington are core values,” the spokesperson said. He described Mass’s claims of violations of politics and the constitution as a matter of “vigorous discussions, and even heated disagreements”, which can cause “discomfort and disagreement.”

“Potentially illegal use of university resources”

Mass is known far beyond college halls, at least in the Pacific Northwest. He even made an appearance by name in the 2012 Seattle-based novel “Where’d You Go, Bernadette,” which was made into a movie that debuted this summer.

In 2011 Seattle weather called it “the closest thing to a famous scientist in Seattle” because of its outspokenness on various issues, including “the need to communicate science”.

He had just been dumped by the Seattle NPR affiliate for what he described as a tendency to stray from the weather for unrelated issues, including math education and even the admissions process. UW. (Another Seattle-area NPR affiliate picked him up.)

Mass explained his opposition to I-1631 in terms of its regressive structure, which would “disproportionately harm” low-income people, as well as its distribution of taxes collected “by a council dominated by politically connected groups”.

He had supported a previous proposal with a carbon tax twice as high as that of I-1631. “I have agreed to be a signatory of the declaration against I-1631 in the official voter brochure and have done a few blog posts on the subject” without mentioning his university affiliation, Mass wrote in his article from blog.

In contrast, most of the faculty in the Department of Mass signed a letter to the editor supporting the initiative, including President Dale Durran. They used their UW affiliations. Dean Graumlich and several associate deans, including Robert Wood, who also signed public statements supporting I-1631, he claimed.

Mass claimed that Durran, “who has a substantial influence on salaries, sabbaticals and advancement in the department,” asked professors to sign the statement. Durran’s letter was also posted on the college’s climate change program website, which Mass called “potentially an illegal use of university resources.”

FOLLOWING: Lawsuit says professors could lose tenure under new rules for not being nice

Student activists at UW claimed Mass was in the pay of Charles and David Koch, the billionaire industrialists, and circulated images of his face next to a barrel of oil with a heart in between. Seattle alt-weekly The foreigner called him “Trump’s meteorologist.”

But some were outraged when he referred to the “pigs at the trough” metaphor in a blog post to describe the distribution of the carbon tax initiative by special interest groups. They complained that Mass was racist towards minority groups who supported I-1631.

Student activists convinced the heads of the Department and College of the Environment to write a letter of “civility” that was sent to students, staff and faculty in the department, explicitly shaming Mass.

The letter, which Mass did not publish, claimed his blog post “featured race-insensitive and offensive images and text.” He continued, “Racism is in direct contradiction to our common values ​​and has no place in our college.”

A UW spokesperson confirmed The fix this “[s]all the people expressed their offense and opposition to what they saw as his comparison of Native Americans and others with pigs. Mass insisted his metaphor – an unexplained image, without text – was not aimed at minorities, although he has since deleted the image.

Other than Graumlich, the letter’s signatories – Durran, Wood, dean of administration Stephanie Harrington and deputy dean of diversity Terryl Ross – did not respond to To fix queries.

Mass called the letter “not only inappropriate and arguably unethical, but also a violation of the University of Washington faculty code, including the protection of academic freedom.”

FOLLOWING: White professor under investigation for citing black author

Other teachers said “they were afraid to speak out in my defense”

When Mass protested the letter as “illegal and unfair,” Durran called a departmental meeting “with the knowledge” of Graumlich’s office to discuss the dispute.

“With the promise of controversy and ready meals, there was a big crowd,” Mass wrote.

Durran (below) called on the “offended” students and others in the meeting to criticize the blog post. The president started “shouting” at mass when he tried to defend himself by talking about free speech. Durran then returned to calling the students, one of whom told Mass he would be “held accountable.”

Dale R. Durran“It was a direct threat. And nobody said a word about it, ”Mass wrote.

After it was over, some teachers told him that “they were afraid to speak up in my defense.” According to Mass.

All this left the professor with the impression that the shameful event violated the faculty code “and the basic principles of the university”.

There are “different views on what happened” between the masses and the administrators throughout the conflict, the UW spokesman said. The fix. But the most specific he would get was to say that the letter from the administrators in response to Mass’s blog post was not an attempt to censor him.

The university strongly disagrees that Mass’s colleagues acted unethically or illegally in defending I-1631 while using their UW affiliations.

“Under state law, university employees are only allowed to use state resources to advocate for or against a candidate or a voting initiative,” the spokesperson said. “[T]this is significantly different from using expertise to comment on the effects of proposed legislation.

As to what the university will do in response to the series of events, that is pending. According to Mass, the secretary of the faculty does not intend to implement policies on removing social media from the faculty because that person “does not have the authority” to do so.

“It’s really up to the top administration and regents of UW,” Mass said. The fix in an email.

(As the mass says The fix that a “chapter” of the Heterodox Academy, which advocates for diversity of views on campus, is being formed at UW, a spokesperson for the group said The fix Tuesday that he has no chapters. It has individual members in institutions, including UW.)

CORRECTION: The original article misinterpreted the organizational structure of the Heterodox Academy. It has individual members in institutions, including UW, but no “chapters”. The article has been corrected.

FOLLOWING: The warriors of social justice came for the head of this professor. He thrives.

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Locsin: Chinese weather stations “do not claim ownership” https://bizchina-update.com/locsin-chinese-weather-stations-do-not-claim-ownership/ https://bizchina-update.com/locsin-chinese-weather-stations-do-not-claim-ownership/#respond Thu, 15 Nov 2018 08:00:00 +0000 https://bizchina-update.com/locsin-chinese-weather-stations-do-not-claim-ownership/ [ad_1] Patricia Lourdes Viray – Philstar.com November 15, 2018 | 6:08 p.m. MANILA, Philippines – Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. said on Thursday he would question the military about Chinese weather stations on man-made islands in the West Philippine Sea, but said they did not appear be an affirmation of sovereignty. He said the media […]]]>


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November 15, 2018 | 6:08 p.m.

MANILA, Philippines – Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. said on Thursday he would question the military about Chinese weather stations on man-made islands in the West Philippine Sea, but said they did not appear be an affirmation of sovereignty.

He said the media could also have verified China’s claims. “I think you should check it out yourself first.” If you’ve heard that, it’s very easy to just hover over it. I mean, don’t you have that ability?

Although the media have filed reports on parts of the South China Sea, they usually do so by joining military patrols.

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“We cannot respond to something that just pops up on the internet,” he also said.

Informed that the Chinese Foreign Ministry had made the announcement on weather stations, he replied, “And they call them weather stations… you take their word for it then?

“I don’t understand… what do you want us to do?” he also said.

“China has announced that it has installed weather stations … There you go … I don’t think these are property claims, [or] they are claims of sovereignty. These are weather stations. I would ask the military later what they think about it, ”said Locsin.

On November 1, China’s Foreign Ministry confirmed that Beijing had started operating a maritime observation center, weather observatory, and national environmental and air quality monitoring stations on the Spratly Islands. .

Despite this announcement by the Chinese government itself, presidential spokesman Salvador Panelo said the Philippine government should “investigate whether it is true or not.”

“It is in a bad interest to validate any claim, whether for or against this government or for or against their own government,” Panelo said earlier.

DFA must take “appropriate measures”

Earlier this month, the Foreign Ministry said it was coordinating with the Philippine Embassy in Beijing, as well as relevant government agencies, to verify China’s establishment of weather stations on the reefs claimed by Manila.

“The department will take appropriate action if these reports are validated,” DFA spokesman Elmer Cato said.

When asked if the Philippines would file a protest against China for installing weather stations in the Spratleys, Locsin said he preferred to “talk” because he insisted whenever other countries urged the Philippines to do so during his time at the United Nations.

“Whenever you send a note verbale and no one responds to it, what does it look like?… I don’t send notes verbale to people who don’t even respond,” Locsin said. .

Shipping experts have urged the Philippine government to protest Beijing’s weather stations on the Spratly Islands because they also serve military purposes.

Jay Batongbacal, director of the Institute for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea at the University of the Philippines, warned that acceptance of “public goods” could be seen as acquiescence in China’s control over the waterway contested.

The Philippines should protest this latest move by China, as it is definitely part of the larger effort to assert China’s long-term sovereignty / rights claims and unilaterally impose its position on other riparian states. “Batongbacal said earlier.

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