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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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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 October 26, 2018 at 2:44pm
Super Typhoon Yutu appears to be the fifth-strongest storm ever to make landfall globally, and the second-strongest ever to hit U.S. soil. Yutu lashed Tinian and Saipan in the Northern Mariana Islands, a U.S. territory. “Tinian has been devastated.” said Mayor Joey P. San Nicolas in a video posted to Facebook.  Around 52,000 people live on the islands, with the majority based in Saipan and some 6 percent in Tinian. [order changed, light editing]

Worst storm in nearly 100 years leaves U.S. islands devastated

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on October 25, 2018 at 3:40am

Thanks, Joan. Yes it's excellent.

The Stockholm report argues that: “Collective human action is required to steer the Earth System away from a potential threshold and stabilize it in a habitable interglacial-like state. Such action entails stewardship of the entire Earth System — biosphere, climate and societies — and could include decarbonization of the global economy, enhancement of biosphere carbon sinks, behavioral changes, technological innovations, new governance arrangements and transformed social values.” [emphasis mine]

We don't normally think of stewardship of societies, one of our greatest survival challenges.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on October 25, 2018 at 3:31am

Yutu is 10th category 5 cyclone of 2018!

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 12, 2018 at 2:10am
Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on October 11, 2018 at 6:00pm
Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on September 28, 2018 at 10:57pm

Crawford Kilian reviews the climate science that we face a desperate global struggle. Then says...

… mass migration … has been the default human response to climate change and food shortages for at least 200,000 years. But where would the billions of South and East Asia go? West, to Central Asia and the Middle East? Likely to be hot, hostile and even less fertile than now. North, to Siberia? Even after Siberia’s forests burn, they will leave little but scorched muskeg and melting permafrost, useless for farming.

We in North America and Europe think we’re hard done by because the first few climate refugees are tentatively knocking on our doors. Three billion climate refugees with nuclear weapons in their luggage wouldn’t bother to knock.

If We Can’t Stop Hothouse Earth, We’d Better Learn to Live on It

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

 

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