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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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At 2°C rise insects will destroy 46% of wheat

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Grinning Cat Aug 30. 1 Reply

You've heard that climate change will make crops less nutritious and reduce yields due to drought, wild weather, and flooding. On top of that, insect damage is due to skyrocket."First, warmer…Continue

Tags: agriculture failure, climate destabilization, food insecurity

Your money protects oil companies from climate change they cause

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Bergen Woods Aug 25. 1 Reply

US citizens are paying billions to protect oil companies from the consequences their own evil. Does this make your head hurt?…Continue

Tags: corporate welfare, climate destabilization

Odd results of Climate Change

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Joan Denoo Jul 19. 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

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Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on September 3, 2018 at 3:03pm

Here's one attempt to make climate predictions easie to understand.

Comment by Grinning Cat on August 21, 2018 at 5:50pm

More on tRump's decision:

Trump issues rollback of Obama's biggest climate rule (Alex Guillén, Politico)

"The proposal from the EPA goes to the core of the criticisms that the coal industry and conservatives lodged against Obama's 2015 regulation, which used a novel reading of the Clean Air Act to require states to cut greenhouse gas pollution from the power sector. The replacement from President Donald Trump’s EPA would give states far more leeway to meet more modest climate goals — or even to opt of the program entirely.

...the new rule’s biggest impact could come from the inevitable lawsuits... If they lose, the result could be a court decision enshrining the Trump administration’s hobbled approach to climate regulation...

At the very least, experts say, the proposal... would mean years of delay in curbing one of the world’s most dire problems — the greenhouse gas pollution that causes climate change."

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on August 21, 2018 at 4:53pm
President Trump’s decision to roll back even measured efforts to curtail carbon-dioxide emissions and news about Arctic sea ice combine to paint a picture of a country that’s living through climate change and deciding not to do anything about it.

... a new report Tuesday ...: For the first time on record, the thickest Arctic sea ice began to break apart this year.

Philip Bump

This is the day that the climate change fight was obviously lost

Comment by Grinning Cat on August 16, 2018 at 11:02am

One solution to flooding and wildfires made worse by anthropogenic climate change... :)

“Suggestion for our next infrastructure project...” a catch basin and aqueduct/trough, diverting rainfall from intense storms causing flooding in the eastern US, sending the water to put out the rampant wildfires in the western US

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 15, 2018 at 3:28pm

Powerful quotes Loren, Plinius, and Grinning Cat!

Comment by Grinning Cat on August 15, 2018 at 3:10pm

On Ryan Zinke (one of many Trump-appointed foxes guarding henhouses, as Secretary of the Interior) blaming western US forest fires not on global warming but on environmentalism and logging regulations:
Zinke with a giant chainsaw, having just clearcut a forest: “No forest, no forest fires...”

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

 

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