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Re: Global Warming is WITH US
« Reply #870 on: April 26, 2017, 08:30:25 pm »
Save this. The Pruitt Pro-Polluter EPA will try to make it disappear.  >:(

epa.gov/sites/production/files/2016-07/models-observed-human-natural


And file this away for future reference too.

wri.org/sites/default/files/uploads/INDC-Temp-Analysis

http://www.wri.org/blog/2017/04/climate-science-explained-10-graphics
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« Reply #871 on: April 30, 2017, 09:05:33 pm »

Earth's Melting Glaciers
    Captured in Stunning Before-and-After Images 

ByLorraine Chow 21 April, 2017

If you don't agree with 97 percent of climate scientists that climate change is real, you should at least believe your own eyes.

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The Earth's rapidly rising temperatures has dramatically transformed our landscapes, as you can see quite clearly in these vivid photos of the world's melting glaciers.

Retreat of the Columbia Glacier, Alaska, USA, by ~6.5 km between 2009 and 2015. Credit: James Balog and the Extreme Ice Survey

The photos appeared in the new paper "Savor the Cryosphere," published in the peer-reviewed GSA Today, a publication of the Geological Society of America. The cryosphere is the Earth's frozen waters.
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"We have unretouched photographic evidence of glaciers melting all around the globe," co-author Gregory Baker, adjunct professor of geology at the University of Kansas, said.

"That includes the ice sheets of Greenland and Antarctica—they're reduced in size. These aren't fancy computer models or satellite images where you'd have to make all kinds of corrections for the atmosphere. These are simply photos, some taken up to 100 years ago, and my co-authors went back and reacquired photos at many of these locations. So it's just straightforward proof of large-scale ice loss around the globe."

Baker's research career centers on geophysical imaging of Earth's subsurface and geoscience education.

Stein Glacier, Switzerland, retreat of ~550 m from 2006 to 2015. Credit: James Balog and the Extreme Ice Survey

Photographer James Balog, who was featured in the Emmy Award winning climate change documentary, Chasing Ice, contributed photographs from the Extreme-Ice Survey.

Other co-authors of the paper include Richard Alley, an American geologist who was invited to testify about climate change by Vice President Al Gore; Patrick Burkhart of Slippery Rock University; Lonnie Thompson of the Byrd Polar Research Center at Ohio State University; and Paul Baldauf of Nova Southeastern University also contributed to the paper.

The team hopes the paper will raise awareness about the world's melting glaciers.

"We have all heard of the impact of melting ice on sea level rise, but the public also need to be aware that places around the world depend on glaciers for their water and are going to come under increasing stress, and we already see how water shortages lead to all kinds of conflict," Baker said.

"The other critical point often overlooked is that when glaciers melt we're losing these scientific archive records of past climate change at specific locations around the Earth, as if someone came in and threw away all your family photos."

Solheimajokull, Iceland, retreat of ~625 m from 2007 to 2015. Credit: James Balog and the Extreme Ice Survey

"Glacier ice contains fingerprint evidence of past climate and past biology, trapped within the ice," Baker continued.

“Analyzing ice cores is one of the best ways to analyze carbon dioxide in the past, and they contain pollen we can look at to see what kind of plant systems may have been around. All of this information has been captured in glaciers over hundreds of thousands of years, and sometimes longer—Greenland and Antarctica cover perhaps up to a million years. The more that glacial ice melts, the more we're erasing these historical archives that we may not have measured yet in some remote glaciers, or deep in ice caps, that can tell us the history of the Earth that will be gone forever."

http://www.ecowatch.com/melting-glacier-greenland-antarctic-2370635797.html
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« Reply #872 on: May 03, 2017, 09:50:13 pm »
Judge to Trump: Appeal 'Would Put Cart Before the Horse'   ;D

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In his conclusion, Judge Coffin wrote that the hypothetical questions the Trump administration and fossil fuel industry defendants wish to present to the appellate court "would put the cart before the horse, and thus fail to satisfy the standards for interlocutory appeal."

"It's time for the defendants to accept they are going to trial and not try to continue bending the rule of law to delay a judgment in this case," Julia Olson, plaintiffs' counsel and Our Children's Trust's executive director, said. "President Trump must accept that the courts do not do his bidding, and in a court of law, 'alternative facts' are considered perjury."   

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« Reply #873 on: May 05, 2017, 03:41:44 pm »
Agelbert NOTE: The following video is Historically Accurate, Prophetic, and Pertinent to the Present.

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« Reply #874 on: May 05, 2017, 07:04:54 pm »
The reality of climate change | David Puttnam | TEDxDublin


Published on Dec 1, 2014

This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. David Puttnam looks at Climate Change through different lenses, all of which reveal the unsustainable ways in which we are living. Climate Change is real, but throughout history humans have failed to set political and economic concerns aside for our greater good. Will we ignore this latest warning?

Lord David Puttnam produced award-winning films including Chariots of Fire, Bugsy Malone, and The Mission. He now works at the intersection between education, media, and policy. In 2007 he was appointed Chairman of the Joint Parliamentary Committee on the Draft Climate Change Bill.

Agelbert NOTE: David Puttnam points out that the argument to NOT ban slavery in England was an economic one. It was claimed that 25% of the English economy depended on it. He shows that the REAL issue WAS, as today with climate change IS, the ethically bankrupt firm belief that disregard for the suffering of humans in the pursuit of profit is "REQUIRED" in order to maintain our "economy".  It was a lie then (England's GDP increased markedly after slavery was banned) and it's a lie now.

But those who perpetrate it (The Polluting Fossil Fuel Industry Profit over People and Planet Crooks and Liars) have been clever enough to fund the duplicitous and mendacious Propaganda that claims, as the tobacco corporations did, that there is "doubt" as to whether or not climate change is a threat to humanity AND what causes it.




The Fossil Fuelers   DID THE Climate Trashing, human health depleting CRIME,   but since they have ALWAYS BEEN liars and conscience free crooks, they are trying to AVOID   DOING THE TIME or     PAYING THE FINE!     Don't let them get away with it! Pass it on!   
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« Reply #875 on: May 08, 2017, 02:52:25 pm »
 

Road to Trump's Climate Change Hell Paved by Obama and Clinton  >:(


Published on May 7, 2017

Gerald Horne, Robert Pollin and Paul Jay discuss the debate within the Trump White House on whether to leave the Paris climate accords or just undermine them; and how this relates to the fight within the Democratic Party.
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« Reply #877 on: May 10, 2017, 04:36:04 pm »
April 27, 2017

Former Astronaut: Can't Hide Climate Data

Leland Melvin says we must use science to ensure our children's future.


http://therealnews.com/t2/story:18942:Former-Astronaut%3A-Can%27t-Hide-Climate-Data

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« Reply #879 on: May 14, 2017, 05:56:33 pm »

Thursday, May 11, 2017
   
Arctic Sea Ice May 2017

Last year, the Arctic was some 3.5°C warmer than it was at the start of the Industrial Revolution. Was this 3.5°C a spike or was it part of a trend pointing at even higher temperature anomalies this year and the following years?


Above image shows NASA annual mean 64°N-90°N land-ocean temperature anomalies from 1951-1980, with +0.59°C added for the rise from 1750 to 1951-1980. A polynomial trend is added (based on 1880-2016 data), pointing at 4.5°C anomaly by 2019.

Will the Arctic keep warming over the coming years in line with this trend? Let's have a look at what affects temperatures in the Arctic most, specifically Ocean Heat, Sea Ice, Land Temperatures and Emissions.

1. Ocean Heat[/size]

Warmer Oceans on the Northern Hemisphere will contribute strongly to warming in the Arctic. Here's a graph showing a trend pointing at continued warming of the oceans on the Northern Hemisphere.


Will oceans keep warming like that, in particular the North Atlantic? The Coriolis force keeps pushing warm water of the North Atlantic along the Gulf Stream toward the Arctic Ocean.

 On the image below, the Gulf Stream shows up as the warmer water (orange and yellow) off the coast of North America.


Thus, as oceans keep warming, warmer water will reach the Arctic Ocean, melting the sea ice from below.

The image on below shows that the sea surface was 9.3°C or 16.8°F warmer than 1981-2011 on May 7, 2017, at the location marked by the green circle.




2. Sea ice

 Meanwhile, the sun will warm up the sea ice from above. The sea ice acts as a barrier, insulating the water of the Arctic Ocean from the heat from above. As long as there is sea ice, water just underneath the sea ice will stay close to freezing point.

 Sea ice can strongly affect the amount of heat that is retained by Earth. Sea ice reflects most sunlight back into space, but in the absence of sea ice, most sunlight will instead be absorbed by oceans.

 For almost a year now, global sea ice extent has been way below what it used to be, meaning that huge amounts of sunlight that were previously reflected back into space, are now instead getting absorbed by Earth, as shown by the graph below (by Wipneus).


Over the past 365 days, most of the Arctic has been more than 2.5°C or 4.5°F warmer than it was in 1981-2010. Decline of the snow and ice cover contributes strongly to these temperature anomalies.

When looking at albedo changes, sea ice area is an even more critical measure than sea ice extent. For a discussion of the difference between area and extent, see this NSIDC page. The image below shows trends for both Arctic and Antarctic sea ice area pointing downward.


When looking at sea ice volume, zero sea ice in September 2017 is within the margins of the trendline below.


Given the speed at which many feedbacks can kick in and the interaction between warming elements, Arctic sea ice volume could be zero by September 2017.

Arctic sea ice is at a record low volume for the time of the year (see graph below by Wipneus). This means that there is very little sea ice left to act as a buffer this year. Therefore, heat that won't be consumed in the process of melting the ice will instead speed up Arctic warming.

 As said - less sea ice additionally makes that less sunlight will be reflected back into space, and that instead more heat will speed up Arctic warming.


As the sea ice gets thinner, it becomes more fragile. Furthermore, changes to the Jet Stream can fuel strong winds and waves, which are also more likely to hit the ice as the size of the open water increases.

 The satellite image below of the Beaufort Sea shows that the sea ice is crac ked in many places and broken into pieces by winds, waves, currents and ocean heat. A huge crack can be seen running along the Canadian Archipelago toward Greenland (bottom right on the image).


An animation (1.3 MB) is added at the end of this post showing the sea ice breaking into pieces in the Beaufort Sea from April 26 to May 10, 2017. It illustrates that a combined force of winds, waves, currents and ocean heat can break even the thicker ice into pieces, with the danger that all ice can be pushed out of the Arctic Ocean.

3. Temperatures on land

 High temperatures on land will affect the Arctic in a number of ways. What kind of temperatures can be expected over the coming months, which are so critical for Arctic sea ice?

- Heatwaves


 Heatwaves over the continents can more easily extend over the Arctic Ocean as the Northern Polar Jet Stream becomes more wavy. Heatwave conditions are more likely to occur as the jet stream is changing due to accelerated warming of the Arctic.

- Wildfires

High temperatures on land can also cause wildfires that can in turn cause huge quantities of emissions, including soot that when settling on snow and ice, can strongly speed up melting. The image below shows carbon dioxide as high as 607 ppm and carbon monoxide as high as 24.84 over Laos on May 4, 2017.


- Warm water from rivers flowing into the Arctic Ocean


Furthermore, high temperatures on land will warm up the water of rivers flowing into the Arctic Ocean.

- El Niño

An El Niño event can dramatically boost temperatures of the atmosphere. What are the projections for an El Niño in 2017? The image below, by the ECMWF (European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts), indicates an El Niño that is gaining strength.


4. Emissions and Greenhouse Gas Levels

Continued emissions and high greenhouse gas levels are responsible for warming of the planet. Have efforts to cut emissions been successful? Is growth in greenhouse gas levels slowing down? The image below shows accelerating growth of carbon dioxide levels recorded at Mauna Loa, Hawaii.



 The image below shows carbon dioxide levels recorded at Barrow, Alaska.


The image below shows methane levels at Barrow, Alaska.


In conclusion, indications are that warming in the Arctic will continue in 2017, which spells bad news for Arctic sea ice and for the world at large, as discussed in earlier posts.

The situation is dire and calls for comprehensive and effective action, as described in the Climate Plan.

The animation below shows the break up of the sea ice in the Beaufort Sea from April 26 to May 10, 2017. It illustrates that a combined force of winds, waves, currents and ocean heat can break even the thicker ice into pieces, with the danger that all ice can be pushed out of the Arctic Ocean.



http://arctic-news.blogspot.com/2017/05/arctic-sea-ice-may-2017.html
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« Reply #880 on: May 14, 2017, 09:37:51 pm »
You can always fit a polynomial trend to any data set, in fact you can fit a number of different ones depending on how many terms you choose to use - the "order" of the polynomial.  But for the trend to have any meaning, there should be a reason for thinking that the one you choose is the best one.  Sam Carana always thinks the SCARIEST one is the right one to choose, and forgets to label his charts with which one he did choose.  One chart IS labeled as having a trend that is quadratic (order=2).  If he had chosen order=2 for all his trends, they wouldn't curve upwards or downward so much, and produce less scary predictions.

In the green circle diagram, it is a case of choosing the worst area to focus on (biased data selection) and ignoring all the rest.

"Arctic sea ice volume could be zero by September 2017"
 - but only if you are forecasting the biggest/steepest drop in the data set, from ~4,300 km3 to zero in one year.  This would be extremely unlikely, the most likely figure being the trend average of 3,000 km3.  Big difference. 

Using the minimum number for ice volume is already selecting the worst daily reading out of all the daily readings that year.  The proper way of doing it is to choose a day of the year which is on average the most likely to be the minimum, (September 21?) and stick with it, because the variation of a few days or weeks is due to weather, not climate change.  Sam knows all of this, of course, because he couldn't be so consistently biased otherwise.

When the satellites finally do measure a reading of zero sea ice, that doesn't mean there is actually no ice there, it just means there are no icebergs big enough to fill 15% of a pixel in the image.  I did work it out once - Wikipedia gives the pixel sizes for various satellite images in terms of km2 at the sea surface.  I can't remember the figure now, but it is still HUGE.


Listen Palloy,

Stop Ad homineming Sam Carana. He's not here to defend himself (I've been told the name is actually a composite of a group of climate scientists, but I have not confirmed it. I can certainly understand their need to avoid attacks by the fossil fuel crooks and liars, however.). Anyone can read an X, Y grid and figure the graphs out. YOU are the one using the adjective "scary", not Mr. Carana. Attacking the messenger is a fallacious debating technique. STOP IT NOW!   

You have beat the "polynomial is baloney" dog to death. So stop cherry picking math concepts to suit your foot dragging about how dire the situation is. The HARD DATA points indisputably towards ZERO ICE. The HARD DATA evidences an INCREASING SLOPE in the melt. So, YEAH, a STEEPER SLOPE (i.e. MORE absolute amount of ice melted in a given year) than before increase in total ice loss is rational and logical, even if it offends your polynomial senses.  ;D   

Let us say that we miss that one day of zero ice this year and it does, as you fervently hope   , take 12 years to have ONE day of ZERO floating North Polar Ice. We haven't HAD ONE DAY OF ZERO ICE FOR SEVERAL THOUSAND YEARS!

What part of that are you too dense to understand?

Palloy equivocates AGAIN:
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Note that the 1982 figure, an exceptionally low figure, wasn't surpassed in lowness for 12 years, so even if September 2017 produced 1 day of no sea ice, it might not happen again for another 12 years, or even longer.


The statement you just made is so science challenged as to be sad. Every square meter of the arctic ocean that is NOT covered with ice ACCELERATES the trend for less ice due to a known formula of iceless ocean heat build up versus ice albedo reflection. No ice means MULTIPLES of solar photon heat added to the ocean versus ice cover. So, ACCELERATION of  the melt RATE is the expected physical result. You are cherry picking a trend by isolating a small portion of the melt graph.  :

That is exactly what the LIARS that said we had a "pause" in atmospheric temperature increase did. There WAS NO PAUSE. The ice decrease RATE is INCREASING, so your "12 years for another ice free day" is empty straw grasping illogic.  Try again.

I predicted, In 2012, that the summer of 2017 would be the first summer in the arctic that we had an ice free arctic. I think I may be off by no more than a year (2018 at the latest).
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« Reply #881 on: May 15, 2017, 11:16:38 pm »
Edge of the Filchner-Ronne Ice Shelf

11. May 2017   Antarctic
 
Irreversible ocean warming

threatens the Filchner-Ronne Ice Shelf

AWI climate researchers have deciphered the processes driving an irreversible inflow of warm water under the ice shelf, which could begin within the next few decades
By the second half of this century, rising air temperatures above the Weddell Sea could set off a self-amplifying meltwater feedback cycle under the Filchner-Ronne Ice Shelf, ultimately causing the second-largest ice shelf in the Antarctic to shrink dramatically. Climate researchers at the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI), recently made this prediction in a new study, which can be found in the latest issue of the Journal of Climate, released today. In the study, the researchers use an ice-ocean model created in Bremerhaven to decode the oceanographic and physical processes that could lead to an irreversible inflow of warm water under the ice shelf - a development that has already been observed in the Amundsen Sea.

When it comes to the fate of the great Antarctic ice shelves, the sea ice surrounding them is of central importance. For example, in the southern Weddell Sea so much sea ice forms during the autumn and winter months that the amount of salt released in the process turns the water around and below the 450,000 km2 Filchner-Ronne Ice Shelf into a massive protective sheath. So far, this barrier of extremely salty water, with an average temperature of ca. minus 2 degrees Celsius, has protected the shelf from the inflow of water masses that are 0.8 degrees warm, which the Weddell Gyre transports along the edge of the continental shelf (see graphic).


New simulations from climate researchers at the AWI now indicate that this cold-water barrier could be permanently lost in the course of the next few decades. The reason: rising air temperatures over the Weddell Sea, which could cause less sea ice to form. “We can already see the first signs of this trend today. First of all, less sea ice is forming in the region, and secondly, oceanographic recordings from the continental shelf break confirm that the warm water masses are already moving closer and closer to the ice shelf in pulses,” says Dr Hartmut Hellmer, an oceanographer at the AWI and first author of the study.




These comparatively small-scale changes may mark the beginning of a fundamental and irrevocable transformation in the southern Weddell Sea. The researchers expect the effects to become noticeable by 2070. “Our simulations show that there will be no turning back once the warm water masses find their way under the ice shelf, since their heat will accelerate the melting at its base. In turn, the resulting meltwater will produce an intensified overturning, which will suck even more warm water from the Weddell Gyre under the ice. As such, according to our calculations, the hope that the ocean would someday run out of heat won’t pan out in the long run,” Hellmer explains.


Aerial photo of edge of Ronne Ice

As a result of the dramatic melting on its underside, the shelf’s grounding line will shift further south and the ice will gradually lose direct contact with the seafloor. To date, frictional contact with the seafloor has helped to slow down the ice flow. Once this natural brake is gone, the draining of ice from the Antarctic Ice Sheet will quicken. “The meltwater feedback cycle under the ice shelf will only slow down once the shelf has collapsed, or no more glacial ice flows in from inland to take its place. So we’re talking about processes that will continue over several centuries,” says co-author and AWI model designer Dr Ralph Timmermann. 

The researchers’ forecasts are based on the AWI’s BRIOS (Bremerhaven Regional Ice-Ocean Simulations) model, a coupled ice-ocean model that the team forced with atmospheric data from the SRES-A1B climate scenario, created at Britain’s Met Office Hadley Centre in Exeter. The dataset includes e.g. information on the future development of winds and temperatures in the Antarctic, and is based on the assumption that the carbon dioxide concentration in the atmosphere will reach 700 parts per million by the year 2100. “Accordingly, our model used climate data that is similar to the IPCC’s (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) current business-as-usual scenario. The results clearly show that even limiting global warming to two degrees Celsius won’t be enough to save the Filchner-Ronne Ice Shelf,” says co-author and AWI researcher Dr Frank Kauker.

In addition, the authors believe the predicted changes in the Weddell Sea offer a new perspective on current developments in the Amundsen Sea. As Hartmut Hellmer explains, “When it comes to the Amundsen Sea, where warm water has already reached the continental shelf and even the grounding line of some ice shelves, we can safely say that this inflow of heat cannot be stopped; the climate regime change has already taken place. In other words, the losses of mass of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet will intensify – just like the models predict.”

To measure the forecasted inflow of warm water under the Filchner-Ronne Ice Shelf, in the past two Antarctic summers scientists from the Alfred Wegener Institute and the British Antarctic Survey drilled through the ice at seven sites to deploy oceanographic recording devices below it. Thanks to their efforts, every night fresh data on the water temperature, salinity, flow speed and flow direction is transmitted to the AWI facilities in Bremerhaven via satellite. “However, it will take a few years before we can use this latest data to reliably document the changes,” says Hellmer.   

Original publication

Hartmut Hellmer, Frank Kauker, Ralph Timmermann, Tore Hattermann: The fate of the southern Weddell Sea continental shelf in a warming climate, Journal of Climate, DOI: 10.1175/JCLI-D-16-0420.1

https://www.awi.de/nc/en/about-us/service/press/press-release/irreversible-melt-rate-increase-could-endanger-the-filchner-ronne-ice-shelf.html


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« Reply #882 on: May 21, 2017, 01:51:59 pm »

Arctic stronghold of world’s seeds flooded after permafrost melts, The Guardian

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/may/19/arctic-stronghold-of-worlds-seeds-flooded-after-permafrost-melts

Severe Storms, Tornadoes Kill 3 and Injure Dozens More In the Midwest, Plains, The Weather Channel

 https://weather.com/news/news/severe-storms-tornadoes-heavy-rain-us-plains-midwest-impact


Agelbert NOTE: California understands what needs to be done and is DOING it. 


California grid sets record, with 67% of power from renewables, SFGate

http://www.sfgate.com/business/article/State-breaks-another-renewable-energy-record-11156443.php

We have no other option but to transition to 100% Renewable Energy simply because Catastrophic climate change will kill all of us if we don't.

I recently answered a confused fellow who is still sitting on the fence in regard to Global Warming and how burning fossil fuels is causing Catastrophic climate change.

"The trouble I have with the whole "climate change" discussion is why this warming trend is bad."   


I answered:

It's BAD because most of the effects HAVE NOT been felt. IOW, the OCEAN is a HEAT TIME BOMB that we do not have the technology to handle.

Also, the greening of latitudes near the poles will NOT compensate for the browning near the equator BECAUSE over 80% of all the land species in the biosphere (BOTH flora and fauna) occupy the tropics.

Finally, ocean acidification, if not stopped by a MASSIVE international effort to prevent more CO2 pollution from the burning of fossil fuels, guarantees MOST of the shell forming species (which happen to be food for ALL of the larger fish species we eat) will die along with most of the Oxygen producing algae (ocean phytoplankton), which now provides HALF (or more) of the Oxygen we get. That's right, at least HALF of all photosynthesis comes from ocean algae, NOT land based plants. And then there's the deforestation on land... Do you get the picture?
http://cdn.zmescience.com/w...

The ocean CANNOT continue that massive absorption of CO2 for more than another decade or so before saturation is reached, acidification causes massive phytoplankton and shell forming species die offs. AND THEN MOST OF THE HEAT GOES DIRECTLY INTO THE ATMOSPHERE (as opposed to a mere 2.3% now).

If anybody thinks the oceans will continue to buffer our giant carbon pollution, they are living in la la land (or work for the fossil fuel industry — but I repeat myself).
EVERY POLITICIAN, be they a Democrat or Republican, that takes a nickel from the fossil fuel industry should be THROWN OUT IN 2018, OR SOONER.

In January of 2017, NASA released data confirming that globally, 2016 was the hottest year on record -- the third consecutive year this record has been broken. Even more disturbing, in the last three years alone global temperatures rose 0.4°C: an extreme acceleration of planetary warming that has been unmatched in 136 years of record keeping.

According to the reinsurance giant Munich Re, the US had more floods in 2016 than any year in recorded history with 19 different floods swamping the nation.

All this will only continue to get worse, thanks to the burning of fossil fuels. We HAVE TO STOP!

http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/39540-viewing-trump-s-extreme-climate-denial-from-a-small-island-nation-in-peril



No, absolutely not — the NOAA did not ‘fake’ any climate change data
http://www.zmescience.com/science/news-science/noaa-climate-change-16022017/

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Re: Global Warming is WITH US
« Reply #883 on: May 21, 2017, 09:27:33 pm »
Scientists figured out why a giant crack in Antarctica is growing so fast, and it points to an even bigger problem

Emma Fierberg and Jessica Orwig
 
 May 12, 2017, 4:41 PM

VIDEO and article at link:

http://www.businessinsider.com/antarctica-giant-crack-growing-fast-larsen-c-2017-5


   
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« Reply #884 on: May 23, 2017, 01:31:28 pm »
 


SOLUTIONS:
Stop hoping we can fix climate change by pulling carbon out of the air, scientists warn (Washington Post $), Al Gore at Cannes: 'Trump cannot stop the solutions to the climate crisis' (The Guardian, AP, Reuters)   
 

NEWS
 


•Climate Cowards — and Heroes (New York Times, David Leonhardt column $)

•Mountain Valley Pipeline disrespects our landscape, our opinions (Roanoake Times, Andrew Downs op-ed)

•A Momentous Month for Tackling Climate Change (Forbes, Mindy Lubber op-ed)

•Why Scientific Consensus Is Worth Taking Seriously (Bloomberg View, Faye Flam column)

•EPA transition leader says the agency is ‘an impending disaster for Trump’ (ThinkProgress, Joe Romm column)

•How inaction on climate change puts America's economy at risk (The Hill, Valerie Klarpus op-ed)

 
DENIER ROUNDUP


Update on the Swamp II: Zinke Hides from Greens & Trump Hides Lobbyists, but There’s No Hiding Industry Influence at EPA

While the president is overseas (definitely NOT performing Satanic rituals), scrutiny of his cabinet of deniers continues apace. Let’s take a look at what broke over the weekend.

At the Washington Post, Juliet Eilperin takes a closer look at the company Interior Secretary Zinke has been keeping since his appointment. “Company” is the right word: according to the Post,
Zinke's been meeting almost exclusively with oil and gas industry executives or representatives   , while the Native American and environment stakeholders traditionally involved with managing public lands have gotten the cold shoulder.

Meanwhile over at the New York Times, Eric Lipton reports on just how serious Trump was about draining the swamp (spoiler: not very).


Not only is Trump hiring lobbyists despite his own ban on doing so, but now the administration is trying to keep those decisions secret so the public doesn’t even know what swamp creatures have been hired. The Office of Government Ethics requested the information (something Obama made public automatically) and the Trump administration responded with a letter that says, in so many words, "nah."

Fortunately, there are always other ways to suss out industry influence, and this administration is not subtle. A Saturday NYT story by Hiroko Tabuchi and (again) Eric Lipton highlights the unabashed industrial influence in Trump's DC by examining the tight relationship between Devon Energy and Scott Pruitt. Less than a week after Pruitt officially took his new gig, Devon sent the EPA a letter saying that it was reconsidering settling a case to pay a six-figure fine and install pollution reduction equipment. Instead, it wanted to reopen negotiations, pay a measly $25,000 and scrap plans to clean up its act.

While this reversal is hardly surprising, it’s enough to trigger some Congressional interest. In response to the NYT story, Senator Carper (D-DE) sent a letter to the EPA Saturday requesting information on what the agency’s been up to during Pruitt’s tenure, compared to what it did in terms of enforcement under Obama.

Good luck to Senator Carper though, because so far the Trump administration doesn’t seem to be taking transparency seriously. While the right loved to trash Obama’s promise to be the most transparent administration in history (their criticism to a limited extent warranted), Trump’s certainly not going to claim that mantle. He won’t end up as the third or fourth most transparent administration of the last thirty years.

At this rate, he’d be lucky to take the fifth.  ;D

Trump "Transparency"



 
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