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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 Ruth Anthony-Gardner Jan 3. 78 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

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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

Inequality Kills

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Dec 2, 2017. 0 Replies

While analyzing reactions to David Wallace-Wells' The Uninhabitable Earth, Adam…Continue

Tags: global plutocracy, uninhabitable Earth

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Comment by Grinning Cat on May 19, 2017 at 9:05am

Donald Trump as a tornado, spewing polluted hot air as it grabs lots of people (including Lady Justice with her scales, and a witch riding a broomstick) and a black cat, and destroys history books, top secret and other classified papers, a satellite dish, a federal “Dept. of” something-or-other, and the Constitution of the United States. A newscaster, her hair blowing in the strong winds, announces, “We’ve found another source of climate change!...”

(click to embiggen)

If only 45* himself were a hoax!

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on May 5, 2017 at 6:10pm

The oceans are losing oxygen much faster than expected.

The trend of oxygen falling is about two to three times faster than what we predicted from the decrease of solubility associated with the ocean warming,” Ito said. “This is most likely due to the changes in ocean circulation and mixing associated with the heating of the near-surface waters and melting of polar ice.” [emphasis mine]

Decades of data on world's oceans reveal a troubling oxygen decline

Comment by Grinning Cat on March 21, 2017 at 10:45am

Know Your Enemy: Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis explains that global warming is a national security issue. (Man with stars-and-stripes suspenders reads paper with headlines, TRUMP - MORE ARMS - BOMBS - PLANES [etc.], a general explaining over his shoulder; we see four hooded Grim Reaper figures, labeled FLOODING AND DESERTIFICATION WHICH LEADS TO... POVERTY AND DESTABILIZATION WHICH LEADS TO... STARVATION AND WANT WHICH LEADS TO... WAR.)(click to enlarge)

Related: PETM Extinction Foreshadow for Century's End

"...parts of the tropical zone could be rendered basically uninhabitable to human beings by mid Century as the Earth heats up due to fossil fuel burning...  a humanitarian crisis of unprecedented scope could emerge as... entire regions become too hot to live in. And as major swaths of global farmland become non-productive..."

"Most people imagine we could just farm in Siberia and Alaska, but boreal soils are quite different from presently cultivated soils. Human habitability and crop production across vast areas of the planet are under threat this Century."

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 15, 2017 at 7:57pm

Climate Denial Crock of the Week March 14, 2017

* Gallop reported Two-Thirds of Americans now worry “a great deal”, or “a fair amount” about climate change, 

Forty-five percent of Americans now say they worry “a great deal” about global warming,

* 21% currently say they worry “a fair amount” about global warming, 

* 18% worry “only a little” and

* 16% worry “not at all.”

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Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on March 14, 2017 at 1:58pm
... over the past three weeks, the White House and its new political appointees have begun to roll out a comprehensive environmental and energy policy. It is broad, creative, and industry-backed. To those who accept the mainstream consensus on climate change, there can only be one conclusion: The Trump administration has begun a sustained assault on Earth’s climate. [emphasis mine]

Trump’s Climate Agenda: Do Less, With Less

Comment by Donald L. Engel on March 12, 2017 at 12:51am

Sorry John, I'm not alarmed.  I detest Trump as much as anyone, but I agree that "man-made" global warming is a sham.  It is the only subject on which I agree with him.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on March 4, 2017 at 2:07pm

Donald, you may not be aware that Google search results have been "hacked" by right wing extremism. Robert Mercer, an ultraconservative climate denier billionaire who is a computer genius has shifted both Google and YouTube results using  AI, big data mining, and bot armies.

See Robert Mercer: the big data billionaire waging war on mainstream media

Google’s search results on certain subjects were being dominated by rightwing and extremist sites. Jonathan Albright, a professor of communications at Elon University, North Carolina, who had mapped the news ecosystem and found millions of links between rightwing sites “strangling” the mainstream media, told me that trackers from sites like Breitbart could also be used by companies like Cambridge Analytica to follow people around the web and then, via Facebook, target them with ads.
Comment by Donald L. Engel on February 14, 2017 at 10:14pm

A couple of days ago I entered the below URL which is a google search page.  I received a note from someone that said it only shows a google search page.  I know.  But look at the subject of each of those entries on that page.  They all say that global warming is a scam by the UN to kill capitalism.  Read a couple of the entries.

https://www.google.com/search?q=christiana+figueres+capitalism&...

I think I wrote on one of these threads that technologies  and automation  are the main causes of unemployment,  Somehow the UN is trying to change us to some other way for everyone to get a ;piece of the pie.  I just put it out there for some feedback on your feelings.

Comment by Čenek Sekavec on February 14, 2017 at 6:25pm

Joan to answer your question, I think it's really important. I don't like to be in an echo chamber I like all my ideas challenged. Wanted to see if I had overlooked something about Bates. 

Comment by Čenek Sekavec on February 14, 2017 at 6:16pm

TED The magic washing machine | Hans Rosling

Hans Rosling: "Me and my mother said 'thank you industrialization, thank you steel mills, thank you power station, and thank you chemical processing industry that gave us time to read books.'"

I disagree with his politics but I appreciate this sentiment. Lots of things that might be bad for the environment enrich our lives enormously. 

He died recently.

 

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