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 June 21, 2017 at 8:13pm

Good one, Grinning Cat!

Comment by Grinning Cat on June 21, 2017 at 3:27pm

Does this belong here, or in Politics, Economics, and Religion, or in LGBTQI Atheists? (Yes.)HOW TO SOLVE GLOBAL WARMING [affectionate young male couple on a bus] CONVINCE REPUBLICANS THAT RISING TEMPERATURES ARE TURNING PEOPLE GAYFrom Occupy Democrats, who have been criticized for publishing sensationalistic crap that plays fast and loose with the facts; but with the Republican Party in bed with the Christian Right, this idea rings true!

Comment by Grinning Cat on June 2, 2017 at 12:24pm

Now that tRump has rejected the Paris climate accord:

As the NYT wrote (quoted widely around the web):

"But he will stick to the withdrawal process laid out in the Paris agreement, which President Barack Obama joined and most of the world has already ratified. That could take nearly four years to complete, meaning a final decision would be up to the American voters in the next presidential election."

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

" 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.”


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.

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