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Polluters as proud parents: Climate-enhanced weather event achievements

September 12th, 2017 · Comments Off on Polluters as proud parents: Climate-enhanced weather event achievements

Parents are (often too) proud of their children’s accomplishments (and it can go too far, from the screaming parents on the side-line  to one-upmanship comments at back-to-school night to …).  Considering the significant accomplishments of the past month’s climate catastrophes From Sea to Shining Sea, the public affairs staffs of the 90 global firms responsible […]

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Tags: catastrophic climate change · climate change

Stunning contrast … must watch/consider video re #climate & #science denial politicians

September 11th, 2017 · Comments Off on Stunning contrast … must watch/consider video re #climate & #science denial politicians

Two Get Energy Smart Now blog posts inspired the above DeSmogBlog video: The contrast stuns me/should stun you: Climate Catastrophes vs Fossil Foolish Promotion http://getenergysmartnow.com/2017/09/04/climate-catastrophes-striking-from-sea-to-shining-sea/

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Tags: catastrophic climate change · climate change · science denial

‘Jonas’ illustrates dark magic of storms, tides, and sea level rise

January 24th, 2016 · Comments Off on ‘Jonas’ illustrates dark magic of storms, tides, and sea level rise

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 […]

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Tags: catastrophic climate change · climate change · guest post

US East Coast basks in warmth while the North Pole is melting?

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 […]

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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 […]

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

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

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 […]

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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 · 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.

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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