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“Hyperalarming” Study: Insect Populations Crashing – and Climate is Suspect

10 hours 52 min ago
One of climate change’s most terrifying and heart breaking effects is species extinction. Washington Post: Insects around the world are in a crisis, according to a small but growing number of long-term studies showing dramatic declines in invertebrate populations. A new report suggests that the problem is more widespread than scientists realized. Huge numbers of […]
Categories: International News

Let’s Review: How We Know Climate Change is Human Caused

10 hours 56 min ago
Do we have to do this again? We do. Due to high demand from journalists and others as to the “Sure, the climate is changing but how much is due to humans?” – talking point rolled out in back to back interviews from Donald Trump and Senator Marco Rubio – experts Stefan Rahmstorf and Andrew […]
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Reminder: Hurricanes Run on Heat

October 15, 2018 - 11:21am
Nice tweet from Oceanographer Kris Karnauskas, showing how efficiently Michael sucked up and utilized excess ocean heat to rip up Florida. Below, my video of Kevin Trenberth’s team, who analyzed that process during Harvey, last year. As #HurricaneMichael passes over Gulf, satellites measure 2.3°C (4.2°F) drop in #SST off #Apalachicola.Pre-storm anomaly of +2°C wiped out, […]
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Climate Deniers Lose 10k Bet on Global Cooling. You’re Not Surprised that they Won’t Pay, right?

October 15, 2018 - 11:06am
In 2005, some climate deniers made a 10k bet with a climate modeler that “solar cooling” would lower Earth’s temperature in the decade now passed. Newsflash: Climate deniers also deadbeats. See above for my latest debunker on the “Sun is cooling” bunkum. Nature, 17 August, 2005: Solar physicists make $10,000 wager with climate modeller. A […]
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Disasters Rolling up the Deficit

October 15, 2018 - 10:19am
As I mentioned last week, ballooning climate disasters are putting pressure on the Insurance industry. And, it turns out, ballooning the deficit, as well. The Hill: “Disasters aren’t anomalies — they are unfortunately a sure thing, and they are getting more costly every year,” said Maya MacGuineas, president of the Committee for a Responsible Federal […]
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“We’re not Idiots.” Flat-Earthers Sound as Defensive as Climate Deniers

October 15, 2018 - 9:31am
Did you hear about NASA’s massive conspiracy…..? It’s 2018. Instead of a jetpack I get this shit? CBS interviews Flat Earthers for the Sunday morning show, and the Denier in Chief for 60 Minutes. . @LesleyRStahl : “Do you still think that climate change is a hoax?” Pres. Trump: “Look, I think something’s happening, something’s […]
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Pulling the Plug on a Putin Puppet – Climate Denier Dana Rohrabacher

October 15, 2018 - 9:30am
Climate denier hero Dana Rohrabacher is, like Donald Trump,  a favorite of Vladimir Putin. Now Republicans are pulling support from Rorhabacher’s re-election campaign. Raw Story: The Republican Party’s top funding group for congressional races will not spend money to support two Orange County Republicans. The Congressional Leadership Fund is responsible for gathering and dispersing multi-million-dollar […]
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Just to Clarify: Marco Rubio Doesn’t Give a Damn about Your Children, My Children, or Even His Own Children

October 14, 2018 - 5:23pm
And to be clear, neither does any Republican, full stop. In an interview covering devastation from Hurricane Michael, Jake Tapper pursued the obvious question. Whatever exists in the place where Human Beings would normally have souls responded. UPDATE: The #Michael effect? 60 Minutes grills Trump on Climate. Trump gets called out on his claims of […]
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PBS Newshour: Al Gore on Michael, Florence, Harvey and Climate Change

October 13, 2018 - 8:32pm
For right wingers, there is a psychological necessity to demonize Al Gore. They know that the theft of the 2000 election, (with the active low level participation of newly appointed SCOTUS member Brett Kavanaugh..) lead to the elevation of the worst President in history, at least until now. George Bush went on to kill thousands […]
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Pricing Climate Change: Insurance Industry feels the Heat

October 13, 2018 - 8:04am
Are you in good hands? Wall Street Journal (paywalled): Home prices on the U.S.’s eastern seaboard, battered by fiercer storms and higher seas, are lagging behind those inland. Farmland prices are rising in North America’s once-frigid reaches, partly because of bets they will become more temperate. Investors are turning fresh water into an asset, a […]
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Michael, Harvey, Harbingers of ‘Canes to Come

October 13, 2018 - 8:03am
Jeff Masters on Weather Underground: As Hurricane Michael sped northwards on October 9 towards a catastrophic landfall on Florida’s Panhandle, the mighty hurricane put on an phenomenal display of rapid intensification. Michael’s winds increased by 45 mph in the final 24 hours before landfall, taking it from a Category 2 hurricane with 110 mph winds […]
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Sea Level: How Effed are We?

October 13, 2018 - 8:02am
Jeff Goodell in Rolling Stone: this short video. In it, you’ll see a scientist named Richard Alley in a Skype discussion with students at Bard College, as well as with Eban Goodstein, director of the Graduate Programs in Sustainability at Bard. It would be just another nerdy Skype chat except Alley is talking frankly […]
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How *Not to* Talk about Climate Change

October 12, 2018 - 2:47pm
Climate Comms with a Monty Python-esque humor.  Drew a smile about a grim topic. Advertisements
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Male Energy?: Trump Yuks with Kanye as Storm Crushes his Base

October 12, 2018 - 12:02pm
Perfect storm of Ignorance and Ego as Trump Yaks with Kanye while is base voters drown. Especially effective split screen of Kanye/Trump vs Florida destruction. I guess this is the Republican idea of “male energy”. Not the way I was raised. Guess I’m old fashioned.
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Michael: Elections Have Consequences

October 12, 2018 - 11:44am
“What you are seeing and reading is not what is happening.” – Donald Trump John Abraham in the Guardian: It is a wonder that a state like Florida, which will get pummeled by Michael, could vote for someone that denies climate change. Think of how backwards the situation is – the Florida Department of Environmental […]
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Michael’s Damage from the Air

October 12, 2018 - 8:18am
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Sea Ice Volume Visualized – Update

October 11, 2018 - 5:18pm
2018 Update from Andy Lee Robinson: Latest visualization of the startling decline of Arctic Sea Ice up to 2018, showing the minimum volume reached every September since 1979, set on a map of New York with a 10km grid to give an idea of scale. It is clear that the trend of Arctic sea ice […]
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Michael a Near Cat 5 on Landfall: Update and Analysis

October 10, 2018 - 6:02pm
Reposting MIT Hurricane Expert Kerry Emanuel from 2016 – his analysis only more prescient with time.   #Michael had 155 mph winds at landfall–roundoff error from a cat 5, and the STRONGEST landfalling Atlantic hurricane on record this late in the season.Climate change is fueling more of these monster storms: — Michael E. […]
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