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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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

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

Tags: odd effects of Climate Change

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 Ruth Anthony-Gardner on September 28, 2016 at 5:21pm

Jennifer Francis:

“We’re in this new world that’s much much warmer with much less sea ice and that’s changing the way the atmosphere behaves,” said Francis. “It’s an interesting time to be studying this, but the bad news is, we’re watching this planet fall apart.”

Jennifer Francis image

earthnullschool screen capture of jet stream over US 4:11PM 9/28/16

I found their story interesting to, Daniel. Because it was expected climate deniers would misconstrue their algorithm to "prove" CO2 wasn't responsible for climate change, their article was initially rejected.

Comment by Tonya R. Wheeler on September 16, 2016 at 11:27am

Hello all. I am new here. So...what is this group's etiquette protocol?

Comment by Donald L. Engel on September 11, 2016 at 9:00pm

From one ember to another, thanks.  LOL

Comment by Donald L. Engel on September 11, 2016 at 11:59am

Dan, l knew what you wanted to say after I read the article.  I wasn't trying to pour water on your fire.

Comment by Donald L. Engel on September 11, 2016 at 11:28am

Daniel, the article doesn't talk about climate change, itself.  It talks about people's reaction to news of climate change. 

Comment by Grinning Cat on August 24, 2016 at 4:20pm

Ruth, that's funny and serious! I'm glad I checked out the article about Climate Inaction Figures.

'“It’s worth noting that even though the arms and legs look like they’re articulated, they don’t actually move — for maximum inaction!” says Norton. So, while these Inaction Figures might crush environmental legislation in the House and Senate, in a toy chest battle against the likes of Batman and Spawn, they would not stand a chance.'

And: 'The figures will soon be available as freely downloadable and printable 3D files'!!!

(Image: Senator Ted Cruz with his shield to "repel the forces of science", one of the "fact-defying accessories" that come with each Inaction Figure)

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on August 24, 2016 at 3:55pm

Climate inaction figures.

Play at Doing Nothing with Trump, Palin, and Other “Climate Inactio...

Kids tired of superheroes? Now there are supervillain climate inaction figures, powerful enough to destroy the planet.

Here's my favorite.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on August 12, 2016 at 5:03pm

ExxonMobil: carbon tax hypocrite

Their stable of owned legislators still oppose a carbon tax.

ExxonMobil’s Latest Campaign To Stymie Federal Climate Action

Recent press accounts report that ExxonMobil is now actively promoting a carbon tax. If true, that’s big news ...., after nearly 20 years of blocking action on climate change,...
... ExxonMobil has paid lip service to the idea of a carbon tax since 2009 but, all the while, has continued to fund federal lawmakers who resolutely oppose it.

The numbers are unambiguous: When it comes to a carbon tax, there’s no escaping the fact that ExxonMobil still funds legislators who don’t favor it and, by the same token, doesn’t support many who do.

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Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on July 21, 2016 at 1:44pm

Wildfires in Russia have been widespread for weeks, mostly between Yamal and Lake Baikal. Note that fires even burn on the Arctic Ocean shores.

You can see three near Arctic Ocean beaches in this satellite photo.

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new complex of fires has also begun in the Russian far East.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on July 21, 2016 at 1:35pm

The tree die-offs are horrific, and no doubt a stage of transition to drier vegetation, possibly scrub instead of forest. But I read that dead trees aren't a greater fire hazard than live ones, because of the lack of oil bearing needles on branches.

Yeah, Daniel, people were out driving long distances as if carbon footprints didn't exist.

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