Storms, Tides, and Sea Level Rise … Sadly, this rolls off the tongue. Sadly, because is a rather terrifying presage of the world that we are moving into. This guest post comes from John Englander, one of the most prescient voices as to the implications of sea level rise and the ever-increasing […]
Entries Tagged as 'catastrophic climate change'
January 24th, 2016 · Comments Off on ‘Jonas’ illustrates dark magic of storms, tides, and sea level rise
December 28th, 2015 · Comments Off on US East Coast basks in warmth while the North Pole is melting?
While pleasurable, it felt odd to bike comfortably in shorts and a t-shirt in late December in the D.C. suburbs. The table is pretty with a vase of roses, but weird to have them coming from the garden. And, there is nothing more Locavore than vegetables from the garden, but — really — a bed of […]
Marie (@JudithCurry) Antoinette’s solution to #Climate #heatwaves + #EnergyPoverty: “Let them buy air conditioners”
July 2nd, 2015 · 3 Comments
Sometimes comedians come too close to the truth. There are people who, it seems, truly thinks that the “solution” for climate change is something like Futurama’s ice cubes into the sea … Absurd, no? Well aligned with what climate science tells us will be happening with increasing frequency, there are a number of regions that […]
April 26th, 2015 · Comments Off on The power of translation: @BarackObama’s #climate anger emerging
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 […]
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 […]
December 3rd, 2013 · Comments Off on “Humanity is altering Earth’s life support system …”
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.
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 […]
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 […]
March 8th, 2013 · Comments Off on A ski jump with a brick wall at the end …
Even as one who follows climate change news, the graphic is pretty shocking:
January 15th, 2013 · Comments Off on “increasingly gloomy about the future of human civilization”
“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, […]