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Climate Catastrophe Cat Vid of the Week

July 21, 2019 - 8:49pm
Relevant because the suffering of animals under climate change is and will be intense. Perhaps there are people unmoved by human suffering who will respond to the pain of animals. Advertisements
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Moon Denial’s Perennial Crocks

July 21, 2019 - 11:57am
Moon landing denial might be the quintessential science denial meme. Maybe Buzz Aldrin shows us the most effective, and eloquent, response to it. Esquire: The fifty years since we sent three men there—and put two on its surface!—have seen giant leaps for mankind, and moon shots for conspiracy theorists. Once the credo of dingy basements […]
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50 Years on: The New Mission

July 21, 2019 - 11:57am
The Drive: Analysts believe that 2018 will go down as the best year for internal combustion vehicle sales ever, predicting a downturn in demand for the mode of propulsion starting in 2019. “At the beginning of the year we had a more optimistic perspective for the global market,” said Felipe Munoz, global automotive analyst for […]
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GOP Punishing Science and Scientists

July 20, 2019 - 10:40pm
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Oil Majors Face Rising Tide of Climate Lawsuits

July 20, 2019 - 8:49pm
The fact that there is a website called “Climate Liability News” suggests that polluters are at increasing risk from a rising number of climate-based lawsuits. Some 20 years ago I actually called and got thru to Rush Limbaugh, who was in the midst of a climate denial rant. I suggested, among other things, that a […]
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Music Break: Townes Van Zandt – If I Needed You

July 20, 2019 - 8:40pm
I had not heard this song done by the writer. Worth it for the simple, clean direct finger style guitar.
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Aging Infrastructure Means Climate Disasters in the Making

July 20, 2019 - 8:37pm
Scientific American: The federal government is ill-prepared to shoulder what could be a trillion-dollar fiscal crisis associated with extreme weather, floods, wildfires and other climate disasters through 2100, federal investigators have found. In the latest of a series of reports, the Government Accountability Office says that costs of disaster assistance to taxpayers since 2005 have […]
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Deep Dew Doo. New Record for Dew Point?

July 20, 2019 - 9:21am
Wikipedia: The dew point is the temperature to which air must be cooled to become saturated with water vapor. When further cooled, the airborne water vapor will condense to form liquid water (dew) Woke up last night to check out the thunderstorm rolling thru.Normally, one feels a rush of cooler air as a storm like this comes by, but I was struck by the […]
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Heat Wave a Sample of Things to Come

July 19, 2019 - 2:29pm
Stepped outside yet today? Today in the midwest is what a normal summer day will be like in a few decades. National Geographic: In less than 20 years, millions of people in the United States could be exposed to dangerous “off-the-charts” heat conditions of 127 degrees Fahrenheit or more, a startling new report has found. In 60 […]
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Republicans Waking too Little, Too Late, too Clueless on Climate

July 19, 2019 - 8:10am
Voters are more concerned than ever about climate and environment – and for them, the Democrats are the only game in town. Republicans are finding that conscience, like a muscle, can atrophy from disuse.The course for the climate-concerned is clear. Politico: Move over California and Massachusetts, New York has emerged as a national leader in […]
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Still In Denial about Climate, and Racism

July 19, 2019 - 8:09am
Years ago, I was the only one talking about the all-too-obvious relationship between racism, misogyny, and climate denial. So, do we get it now? Above, 2013 interview with General Colin Powell, who was once a mainstream Republican, focuses on the racism thing – but towards the end at 10:30 points out, oh yeah, the party […]
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In Conservative Georgia: Sundowning Coal

July 19, 2019 - 7:59am
In Georgia, the Public Service Commission chair is named Bubba. Bear that in mind when you read about them selecting solar, vs coal power. Atlanta Journal Constitution: Georgia will rely more on the sun to generate electricity as it retreats from its once overwhelming reliance on coal. The state Public Service Commission’s five members — all […]
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Music Break: Sara Bereilles – Armor

July 18, 2019 - 9:11pm
Great stuff. Bonus track below with John Legend. Advertisements
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Steering Wind Turbines to Greater Efficiency

July 18, 2019 - 3:08pm
Tiny changes in the orientation of wind turbines pay big efficiency dividends. Researchers at Stanford University, in California, have shown that angling turbines slightly away from the wind can boost energy produced overall. Pointing turbines slightly away from oncoming wind – called ‘wake-steering’ – can reduce that interference and improve both the quantity and […]
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As Heat Builds, Extreme Impacts Grow

July 18, 2019 - 11:06am
Jeff Berardelli for Yale Climate Connections: Consider a graph of temperatures plotted on a bell curve. Most temperatures fall near the middle of the curve, and those temperatures would be considered typical. Any temperature that falls on the edges of the curve is considered extreme. This animation shows that as the middle of the curve […]
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June was Record Hot. July on the Same Track for Same

July 17, 2019 - 5:44pm
Washington Post: Boosted by a historic heat wave in Europe and unusually warm conditions across the Arctic and Eurasia, the average temperature of the planet soared to its highest level ever recorded in June. According to data released Monday by NASA, the global average temperature was 1.7 degrees Fahrenheit (0.93 Celsius) above the June norm (based on […]
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Don’t Go in the Water: Heat, Hydrology Favor Toxic Blooms

July 17, 2019 - 2:24pm
Reporting on algae blooms around the world often does not cover the climate connection. The bad news about this year’s Lake Erie algal toxins is that the harmful blooms are likely to be “significant” and could range up to 9 on a severity index that has only gone over 10 once. That would make this […]
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Number One Climate Action: Talk about Climate

July 17, 2019 - 2:02pm
Proceedings of the National Academy – Discussing global warming leads to greater acceptance of Climate Science: …discussing global warming with friends and family leads people to learn influential facts, such as the scientific consensus that human-caused global warming is happening. In turn, stronger perceptions of scientific agreement increase beliefs that climate change is happening and […]
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New Genre: Climate Crisis Cat Videos

July 14, 2019 - 7:12pm
I’m inaugurating a new genre of YouTube memes. While I caution my catastrophist friends (get it?) that we are not looking at imminent human extinction, there are enough climate disasters in the pipeline to supply us with many decades of fascinating youtube videos. Description: When the Camp Fire tore through Paradise, California in November 2018, […]
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