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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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Greta! Greta!

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on Wednesday. 0 Replies

Please read all of 15-year old Greta Thunberg's speech at the U.N. climate summit in Katowice, Poland.…Continue

Tags: resist, Climate Emergency, Climate Destabilization, Greta Thunberg

Climate Change is a Symptom

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Dec 6. 0 Replies

Curtis Deutsch: “To portray this slow-motion ecological collapse as…Continue

Tags: repeating Earth's worst extinction, The Great Dying, climate destabilization, ecological collapse

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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

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)

 

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