Warmest Decade on Record Brings Record Temperatures and Weather Extremes (via sustainablog)

By Janet Larsen In recent years weather events have whiplashed between the extremes of heat and cold, flooding and drought. Carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases—largely from the burning of coal, oil, and natural gas—have loaded up in the atmosphere, heating the planet and pushing humanity…



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petew
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petew
3 years 7 months ago
Thanks Janet, I took part in the first E–day as we called it (E for ecology)in 1970. One of the first things we learned from the new science called Ecology, was that the entire balance of nature is very delicate, and, even changes like the 1.4 degree raise in average world temperatures we recently experienced, can have very profound effects which seriously influence the global climate. We have also heard the predictions that foretold the types of extreme weather patterns which we are now experiencing–we heard them then, and have continued to hear them for several decades now, from the… Read more »
epiphyte
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epiphyte
3 years 7 months ago

Someone needs to explain the problem to Charles and David and the other congressional patrons in terms they can understand; something like:

“You know how when all the ice melts in a martini, suddenly it doesn’t taste so good? – well that’s what you’re doing to the planet. Not even you are going to like having to drink it, so wise-up.”

paul_merrifield
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paul_merrifield
3 years 7 months ago
If climate change isn’t real it aughta be? Deep down we all want a climate crisis to be real because it confirms the neocons as being truly evil and confirms the world of “science” as being “the good” and something we can trust and believe in. What could be more satisfying than celebrating the unity of science in their total agreement that climate change is real and happening and could cause a climate crisis of unstoppable warming? Yes “could” cause a crisis and we are so determined to believe in climate change that we vehemently choose to repel the very… Read more »
SteveK
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SteveK
3 years 7 months ago

Climate change has done to science what naughty priests did for religion and this Reefer Madness has served be Liberalism’s Iraq War of climate WMD’s and fear mongering.

Looks like somebody thinks the – 5% of the scientific community (those working for CO2 emitting industries) will in the long run be proven right… Along with the neo-cons and their Iraq really did have WMD’s we just couldn’t find them tripe.

Another Creative Writing project?

roro80
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roro80
3 years 7 months ago
“Deep down we all want a climate crisis to be real because it confirms the neocons as being truly evil and confirms the world of “science” as being “the good” and something we can trust and believe in.” Liberals are so evil in your mind that we would rather have the world-level crisis of climate change be true just to show up the neocons, than to find out we are wrong and everything’s ok? We’d rather have all the death and destruction and famine and storms than be wrong? I can scarcely think of anything more evil than wanting millions… Read more »
petew
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petew
3 years 7 months ago
“Climate change was real alright. Really not a crisis and real planet lovers and former climate change believers are happy a crisis was thankfully a tragic exaggeration. The rest of you just wanted this misery to be real and it wasn’t the planet you loved, it was humanity you hated.” Paul merrifield, No one with any sanity wants climate change to be real just to be right. But we do want the knowledge accumulated by Climate Scientists to be given the respect and credence which it deserves, and we definitely do not want this very important reality to be denied… Read more »
SteveK
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SteveK
3 years 7 months ago
petew
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petew
3 years 7 months ago

roro80

Very well put and true. In this, like so many other issues, the strategy involves turning tables by projecting one’s own deficiencies, or those of one’s party, on the other side. This is obviously intended to stir up the fires of polarization and therefor elicit angry responses that further cloud the issue. Karl Rove would be proud—and maybe he already is, concerning this issue and the tactics used to obscure it?

SteveK
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SteveK
3 years 7 months ago

Since the years covered in the video above things have gotten measurably worse…

zephyr
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zephyr
3 years 7 months ago

Every now and then a comment comes streaking in from the nether regions that reminds us just how persistant denial of reality can be for some folks. They rarely stay long enough to see themselves get debunked, but it likely wouldn’t change anything in their minds anyway. Ya might as well laugh..

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