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The Climates They Are a-Changing 0

Siberia is thawing out, and it’s not pleasant. Here’s a bit from the story:

Andrey Danilov eased his motorboat onto the gravel riverbank, where the bones of a woolly mammoth lay scattered on the beach. A putrid odor filled the air — the stench of ancient plants and animals decomposing after millennia entombed in a frozen purgatory.

“It smells like dead bodies,” Danilov said.

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“Snowflakes” 0

Grumpy old man points at little girl and says,

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“They Can’t Handle the Truth” 0

Title:  Climate Meltdown.  Image:  Greta holding paper labeled

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The low last night was in the low 70 Fahenheits, today’s high is forecast for the 80s. That’s the forecast for the rest of the week. On the last weekend of September and the first week of October.

I grew up in these parts. Back then, by this time of year, I’d be wearing at least a windbreaker to go outside, not shorts and a tee shirt

This is not normal, or perhaps it’s the new abnormal . . . .

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The Bully’s Pulpit 0

At AL.com, Mike Oliver responds on Michael Knowles, who went on Fox News to claim that Greta Thunberg is mentally ill. A snippet:

You (Knowles–ed.) showed classic traits of being a bully. In attacking Greta Thunberg, you, Mr. Knowles suggested that Thunberg is delusional or weak-minded and shouldn’t be doing what she is doing: trying to bring awareness to an issue that is of global importance.

Aside from the fact that her mental status had nothing to do with the climate change debate at hand, you were attacking a 16-year-old.

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Rising Tide 0

Donald Trump at podium as sea rises around him:  The U. N. plan to reduce emissions is all wet.

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Climate Disruptors 0

Greta standing next to poster reading,

Via The Bob Cesca Show Blog.

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The Storm This Time 0

Caption:  Global Climaate Action Week Forecast.  Image:  Weather forecaster pointing towards map where a hurricane that looks like Donald Trump swirls wildly saying,

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The Climates They Are a-Changing 0

Methinks this has some Bering on the climate news.

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A Tune for the Times 0

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Dorian Deeds 0

Despite the narrative from the Weather Channel, my newspaper delivery person somehow managed to deliver my newspaper.

Afterthought:

This is in no way to disparage those who have suffered damage from the storm.

It is in every way to contemn the hysterical Dorian hurricane porn perpetrated by televised media.

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The Weather Channel 0

Give me a break.

Indeed, I was on the phone with an associate today and asked him what he thought about the Weather Channel. He said, “They just want to get people upset.”

Me, I can’t stomach the Weather Channel for more than 15 minutes at a time (unless it’s snowstorm pictures–and then it’s the pictures, not the channel).

A short synopsis of today’s hurricane coverage:

“It’s chaos here in Charleston, South Carolina! Look! A tree has been blown over!”

Fifteen minutes later:

“It’s chaos here in Charleston, South Carolina! Look! A tree has been blown over!”

And it’s the same damned tree.

In other news, it’s looks like we’re going to get off easy on this one.

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Climate Change Inaction 0

Thom wonders why our media refuse to connect the dots between climate change and the increase in violent weather.

Consistent with what Thom is saying, the news here right now is all Dorian all the time.

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Legacy 0

Faye Flam notes that some would call the current geological epoch the “Anthropocene”; she argues that they have a point. A nugget:

That’s no brag, because most of the changes we’re making to our planet are embarrassing.

We’ve caused huge shifts in the plants and animals sharing the planet with us, driven many species to extinction, left a layer of radioactive fallout from exploding nuclear bombs, accidentally changed the composition of our atmosphere, and left a layer of plastic that will in all likelihood still be around in a million years.

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The Climates They Are a-Changing, Inaction Dept. 0

Donald Trump says,

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Devolution 0

Frame One:  Lars:  It checks out.  Jeffrey:  Yeah, but I dunno.  Danae:  Uh, what's going on?  Jeffrey:  Lars has a solution to our problem with climate change.  Frame Two:  Danae:  Great.  Tell me about it.  Jeffrey:  Well, Lars can have the secret satellites he has around the Earth emit a constant E. M. P.  Lars:  Just for a century or so.  Frame Three:  Lars continues:  Electro magnetic pulse.  It knocks out anything electronig, which would bring all industry and our civilization to a halt.  Of course, that would lead to mass pamic, rioting, and food wars, bringing up to near extinction while the Earth normalizes.  Frame Four:  Danae:  Oh.  OK . . . as long as I can get an internet connection, I'm good with that.  Frame Five:  Lars:  I thought you were just being hyperbolic when you said you live in the anti-science epoce.  Jeffrey:  Whis is ironically fitting for getting sent back to the middle ages.

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Hidden Motives 0

Title:  Suspicious Minds.  Frame One, captioned

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The Climates They Are a-Changing 0

The writer of a letter to the editor of my local rag is not sanguine.

Nor am I.

Indeed, as I may have mentioned before, I think we are well past the tipping point.

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Everyone Must Get Fracked 0

Oh, and speaking of global warming . . . .

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How Stuff Works, Trumpling the Climate Dept. 0

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Tales of the Trumpling: Snapshots of Trickle-Down Trumpery 0

Trumpled science.

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