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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Greta! Greta!

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on Saturday. 15 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

Framing Climate Destabilization

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Sep 15. 23 Replies

The words we use and the images they evoke shape public comprehension of Catastrophic Climate Destabilization's immanence. Here are a few terms from the past few days. It's a tiny…Continue

Tags: communicating climate science, Climate Destabilization, framing

Odd results of Climate Change

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Aug 7. 85 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 Joan Denoo on March 14, 2019 at 3:16pm

Donald, I understand and agree with your statement that global warming and cooling occurs as a result of forces, natural, that we cannot control. 

However, are you denying that Homo sapiens influence the onset of air pollution? Are these natural events?

USA Coal impacts: air pollution  

China Coal pollution

We know that when a change occurs, whether ice ages or warming ages, they happen abruptly.

Will it be different this time?

Can we do anything to prevent either event?

What are you doing to prepare yourself and your children from abrupt climate change?

What do you recommend the public does? 

Comment by Donald L. Engel on March 14, 2019 at 1:51pm

I wonder what their thoughts are going to be when they take all these actions, and the globe continues to warm at about 1.5 degrees per century as it has been for the past few centuries.  I wish I were young enough to be there, and listen to them.


Comment by Grinning Cat on March 14, 2019 at 1:07pm

Some visions of a world in which we've brought the worst of global warming to a halt in 2050, and ways to get there:

It's 2050 And This Is How We Stopped Climate Change (NPR Morning Edition; text, photos, and audio)

One of the sections is titled "The Urbanization Of Everything (A Desire Named Streetcars)".

Comment by Donald L. Engel on February 8, 2019 at 5:34pm

We're getting close to previous warm period peaks, but not quite there yet.

Comment by Joan Denoo on February 8, 2019 at 3:33pm

Fossil fuels: wood, coal, natural gas, and oil, used to produce heat, energy, and products create polluted soils, water, and air, they overload the atmosphere and trap heat which drives the Earth’s temperature up. These exist as human-created events. 

The Earth’s magnetic poles may change, the rhythms of day and night may change, the seasons may change, the growing zones may change, the Earth may crack open and exhaust fire and brimstone. 

With these changes, the Earth continues to have trapped CO2 gas, an overloaded atmosphere and trapped heat that drive’s the Earth’s surface temperature to change and produce patterns of airflow and prevailing winds to change. 

The real question is, can we thrive, and more importantly, can we survive these changes?

Comment by Grinning Cat on December 8, 2018 at 8:07am

Trump reading 'Scary Immigrant Bedtime Stories' to Uncle Sam (America), both ignoring the giant Climate Change monster spider that's under, and literally lifting, the bed

(also posting this in Politics, Economics, and Religion; click to enlarge)

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on November 29, 2018 at 5:08pm

I've said that, as a senior, climate change won't effect me much.

Andrea Dutton

 ... while the majority of Americans understand that global warming is happening, only a fraction of them believe that it will affect them personally. Some of the elderly people who have come to listen to me speak about climate change shrug it off, telling me it’s something that they won’t have to worry about in their lifetime.

As it turns out, 25 percent of the population in Paradise, CA was over the age of 65. And last year after Hurricane Irma swept across the Florida peninsula, several residents of a nursing home in Hollywood (FL), literally cooked to death in the sweltering heat while the power was out.

Climate change affects all of us. In our lifetimes. Even if you live in a place called Paradise or Hollywood. [emphasis mine]

(EXCLUSIVE) Opinion: The hidden opportunity behind the clear and pr...

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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!


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