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Climate Concerns

The "CLIMATE CONCERNS" group is dedicated to discussion regarding the topic of the ever present and serious issue of changes to our climate due to the introduction into the atmosphere of human induced effects which prove harmful to the environment and which eventually may prove destructive to our planet. 

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Odd results of Climate Change

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Joan Denoo on Thursday. 81 Replies

Take an amusing quiz to learn about unexpected effects of Climate Change. After each multiple choice question, you see if you were right (and the right answer if you weren't).…Continue

Tags: odd effects of Climate Change

Reconstructing the Tunic from Lendbreen in Norway.

Started by Joan Denoo Jan 30. 0 Replies

Melting glacial ice in Norway revealed a tunic dating from AD 230 to AD 390.…Continue

Tags: to, 390, reconstruction, 230, AD

Arctic melting increases California drought

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Jan 1. 1 Reply

Remember the Ridiculously Resilient Ridge?...scientists have found that rapidly melting Arctic sea ice now threatens to diminish precipitation over California by as much as 15% within 20 to 30…Continue

Tags: Climate Change, California drought

Free Digital Content Hides Costs

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Dec 14, 2017. 0 Replies

Is the digital economy a systemic driver of carbon emissions? We're so easily tricked by seemingly free services.Indiana University professor Nathan Ensmenger, environmental historian of the…Continue

Tags: carbon footprint, externalized costs, hidden costs, outsourced costs

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Comment by Plinius on January 28, 2018 at 8:56am

Comment by Loren Miller on January 28, 2018 at 7:51am

I suppose the following quote has gotten a bit of use lately, but considering the current administration, such use is necessary:

It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends on his not understanding it.
-- Upton Sinclair

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 28, 2018 at 4:15am

Global Climate Change: What You Need to Know

"Record floods. Raging storms. Deadly heat. Climate change manifests itself in myriad ways, and it’s the ultimate equalizer: a challenge faced by every living being. Here are the basics on what causes climate change, how it’s affecting the planet, and what we can do about it."

Instability, unpredictability, unable to control, that is how climate change feels. Now, what choices do we have? 

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on January 5, 2018 at 8:20am

Even among those who appreciate the seriousness of the crisis, adherence to one or another of two opposing viewpoints, both false, delays real progress. For those who see the world in economic terms, nature is a resource to be exploited and transcended--and climate change is just an agricultural problem on a larger scale, to be managed by cost-benefit analysis. For environmental activists, nature is paramount and pristine, and can only be diminished by the encroachments of civilization; climate change, for them, is just another issue of preservation. Both miss the point, because both assume that nature and technology are mutually exclusive categories, so that when they clash a choice must be made between them. But an adequate solution to the crisis requires muddying the distinction between the natural and the artificial. It requires not a chcoice between nature and technology, but a reorientation of their relationship to each other.
. . . If we want to survive as a species, we need a new way of seeing ourselves, in which we and everything we make and do are as natural as the cycles of carbon and oxygen we emerged from and in which we participate with every breath.
--Lee Smolin

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on December 26, 2017 at 4:18pm

Philippines: Tropical Storm Vinta severly damaged 10 towns and also destroyed the entire Lanao village, killing at least 133, with dozens more missing. "more than 12,000 people fled their homes." 

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on December 20, 2017 at 5:22pm

According to the UN, "A third of the planet’s land is severely degraded — which can happen through deforestation, overgrazing, and drought — forcing people to migrate and increasing the risk of conflict over dwindling resources."

Erik Solheim — the executive director of the United Nations Environment Programme — said that "people want to know about these things but when it comes to explaining why it’s happening and what can be done to stop it, we’re not speaking in language that everyone understands.”

Stop 'boring' language to spur climate action, UN environment chief...

(text from article)

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on November 15, 2017 at 4:19pm
There are now 400 extreme weather events every year, four times as many as in 1970


The Economist

What a huge difference in a short period of time. Ain't climate change great.

Comment by Thomas Murray on October 26, 2017 at 10:42am

Oh my!,

Kelly Craft is an Alternate Science advocate.....

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 26, 2017 at 4:43am

U.S. Ambassador to Canada, Kelly Knight Craft

Kelly Craft doesn’t understand clouds (or climate change) at all.

"Donald Trump’s new ambassador to Canada looks at climate change from ‘both sides’—and leaves her host nation laughing."

"She doesn’t understand

* the enigmatic role clouds play in climate change,

* nor does she comprehend global warming’s effect on glaciers,

* or rising sea levels

* or the rising incidence of “floods, droughts and heat waves”

noted in communications from the U.S. government before the election of an anti-science ideologue whose administration has taken positions against human-induced climate change, evolution, vaccines, stem cell research—and on and on."

"Craft’s husband, Joe Craft, a major Trump supporter, made his billions off the backs and health of Kentucky coal miners."

"One of the fact-challenged Trump administration’s most authoritarian strategies has been its concerted war on science, a discipline in which there are factual findings, not “sides” or points of view to debate." 

~ Anne Kingston, October 25, 2017

(emphasis mine)

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on October 25, 2017 at 11:12pm

Perfect explanation, Bertold.

 

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