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The power of translation: @BarackObama’s #climate anger emerging

April 26th, 2015 · No Comments

As part of President Barak Obama’s speech at the White House Correspondent’s dinner, as part of his speech (full video), the President introduced his anger translator who expressed — forcefully — perspectives that many in the reality-based community feel (and believe are pent up in many) and wish were part of the general and open dialogue […]

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Tags: barack obama · catastrophic climate change · climate change · Global Warming · global warming deniers · Obama Administration · political symbols · politics · President Barack Obama

“Where’s the Global Warming?” thought Buffalonian; then they looked at a map

November 21st, 2014 · 1 Comment

The continental United States has been slammed by cold temperatures and it is difficult to escape images of Buffalo’s massive snowfall. When there is a big snowstorm, climate science deniers gleefully crow “Where’s Global Warming” and otherwise in a way that resonates with (sadly, too large) a segment of the population and is gleefully played […]

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Tags: catastrophic climate change · climate change · climate delayers · climate zombies · Global Warming · global warming deniers

“Humanity is altering Earth’s life support system …”

December 3rd, 2013 · No Comments

This video — transcript after the fold — calmly reviews with both data visualization and a rather disconcerting calm narration how “humanity is altering Earth’s life support system”. The clock is ticking … Note:  For an interesting approach to visualization, see the Carbon Atlas.

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Tags: catastrophic climate change · climate change · environmental · Global Warming · Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change · video

Two degrees as limit … climate scientists saying this means disaster

December 2nd, 2013 · 3 Comments

In a very broad way, climate specialists have laid down a target for climate mitigation: keep global warming below two degrees centigrade and we have a decent chance at avoiding catastrophic climate change. This target has always troubled me.  Problems include speaking “centigrade” to metrically-challenged Americans; the esoteric nature of “2 degrees” toessentially every thinking […]

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What does serious climate change look like?

November 13th, 2013 · 3 Comments

Erratic, with this guest post, made me think … Perhaps you will find it interesting as well.  And, well, perhaps you agree with me in hoping that “people” do / that humanity does “survive this bottleneck”. In Ondaatje’s Running in the Family, the father describes a persistent delusion where his family is surrounded by a cloud […]

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Tags: catastrophic climate change · climate change · environmental · Global Warming

A ski jump with a brick wall at the end …

March 8th, 2013 · No Comments

Even as one who follows climate change news, the graphic is  pretty shocking:

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“increasingly gloomy about the future of human civilization”

January 15th, 2013 · No Comments

“Those of us who spend our days trawling – and contributing to – the scientific literature on climate change are becoming increasingly gloomy about the future of human civilisation,” said Liz Hanna, convener of the human health division at the Australian National University’s climate change Adaption Network. ‘We are well past the time of niceties, […]

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Tags: catastrophic climate change · climate change · Global Warming

“Climate change: it’s even worse than we think”

November 21st, 2012 · No Comments

“Climate change: its even worse than we think” (than we thought) is an increasingly common conclusion from the scientific experts. Often decried modeling is, as climate denying anti-science syndrome sufferers like Jim Inhofe like to state, truly proving to have been wrong. Inhofe/et al are simply getting the error bar wrong, the situation looks to […]

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Mitt Romney’s RNC (and beyond) climate joke should haunt him

November 5th, 2012 · No Comments

This guest post comes from Dean Baker who, in a sane world, would be on (or chairing) the White House Council of Economic Advisors.  Who knows, perhaps there is hope that the United States will turn to sanity in Sandy’s wake on climate change and other issues … When Gov. Romney gave his acceptance speech […]

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Tags: 2012 Presidential Election · catastrophic climate change

97% of Greenland is in thaw … unprecedented

July 24th, 2012 · No Comments

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Tags: catastrophic climate change · climate change · Energy · Global Warming