Posted by Tempest ● January, 2024
Tempest News | January 2024
FOUNDATIONAL SMART HOME AUTOMATION
Looking back at the wild weather patterns of 2023, reassessing your homes' ability to safeguard against unpredictable weather may be top on your list of resolutions. As you enter a new year, now is a great time to gear up and ensure your living space is well-equipped to protect against the elements. Integrating smart home technology is not just a matter of convenience; it's about enhancing the efficiency and sustainability of the place we likely spend the most time in.
- Invest in a central hub such as Google Home, Amazon Echo, or Apple HomePod to connect various smart devices.
- Embrace the ease and efficiency that automation brings to your daily life.
- Access localized, real-time weather data tailored to your specific location.
- Implement automated responses to weather changes, enhancing both home protection and energy efficiency.
- Upgrade to devices like Nest or Ecobee, which are capable of learning preferences and offering remote control.
- Enhance comfort and save on energy costs with intelligent climate control.
- Ensure proper insulation for comfort and reduced energy consumption.
- Invest in double-pane windows and insulated doors for enhanced weather resistance.
- Utilize PurpleAir Zen for real-time PM2.5 measurements.
- Ensure a clean and healthy living environment by monitoring and maintaining air quality.
- Program lights to simulate presence, deterring intruders.
- Install motion-activated outdoor lights for safety in the dark.
- Comprehensive systems equipped with cameras, motion detectors, and sensors.
- Monitor your home remotely through smartphone apps for real-time updates.
- Upgrade with technology like the AI-powered Tempest Home Weather System.
- Make real-time adjustments based on local weather forecasts for water conservation.
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HOW REINDEER HELP FIGHT CLIMATE CHANGE
Reindeer in Lapland are doing more than just pulling sleighs—they play a crucial role in preserving the Arctic ecosystem. Munching on shrubs increases the reflectivity of snow and ice. Recent studies indicate that reindeer help maintain the entire ecosystem, from snow cover and open forests to low-growing berry bushes and lichen. This research suggests that grazing reindeer might help combat the effects of climate change in the rapidly warming Arctic, which is experiencing four times the global warming rate.
ADAPTING TO GROWING WEATHER THREATS
As climate change leads to more intense weather, a Stanford-led study shows an increasing risk to people from tropical cyclones. The research, covering the years 2002 to 2019, reveals that approximately 560 million people are exposed to cyclones annually, with exposure rising across all storm intensities. The study emphasizes the importance of understanding the demographics of those at risk and suggests that severe storms can exacerbate existing inequalities, hitting socioeconomically deprived populations the hardest. The findings stress the need for targeted interventions to support vulnerable groups in the face of escalating climate-related challenges.
CLIMATE TALKS CALL FOR TRANSITION AWAY FROM FOSSIL FUELS
The United Nations climate conference, COP28, marked a historic moment as it concluded with a call to transition away from fossil fuels – a first in its history. However, not all of the nearly 200 participating countries were satisfied with the final agreement. Critics pointed out the absence of a clear path for phasing out fossil fuels and highlighted what they termed a "litany of loopholes" in the agreement. Additionally, criticism was directed at the meeting's president, Sultan al-Jaber of the United Arab Emirates, for downplaying the importance of transitioning away from oil and gas. COP28, a crucial global event, aimed to address pressing climate issues and encourage international collaboration to combat climate change.
AI FORECASTED TO PLAY LARGER ROLE IN 2024 WEATHER PREDICTION
In 2023, the U.S. witnessed notable weather disasters, including Hurricane Idalia and the Hawaii firestorm, resulting in 25 events causing at least $1 billion in losses and 482 fatalities, as the National Centers for Environmental Information reported. Looking ahead to 2024, experts from Northeastern University anticipate a larger role for artificial intelligence (AI) in predicting and mitigating such disasters.
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TOP GARDEN TRENDS FOR 2024
Explore the latest trends shaping gardens in 2024, where resilience meets creativity. From embracing edible ornamentals (edimentals) to exploring naturalistic planting and the New Perennial Movement, discover innovative approaches for sustainable and low-maintenance gardening. Dive into eco-friendly rain gardens, changing perspectives on garden bugs, and the importance of adapting to a shifting climate. Finally, cultivate your garden knowledge from the comfort of your home with the flourishing trend of online gardening education.
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