Weather or Not category archive
In my local rag, a local professor considers the warmest year on record (emphasis added):
An atmospheric scientist, I have studied both the natural and anthropogenic forcing of the climate system. Yes, of course, there are natural factors such as volcanoes and solar output that play a role in higher temperatures, but the observed changes in the climate system cannot be explained by these factors alone.
The warming trends we have been seeing since 1970s have not paused in any way and are caused by influx of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere from the burning of fossil fuels and the release of carbon dioxide. Anything else is a zombie theory.
Snow is in the forecast, so the local television stations are all, natch, at Snowmageddon DefCon One “We’re all going to die!”
Did we have weather before television, and, if we did, however did persons survive it?
(Schools are closed because school buses can’t complete their routes. And, no, this sort of stuff did not happen in the olden days when I was a young ‘un growing up in these here parts.)
Thom points out that, when it comes to Republicans and climate change, the hoax gets in their lies.
This item from my local rag caused me to drop my jaw this morning. There’s a good chance that, within my children’s lifetimes, the world’s largest military complex (which surrounds me as I type this) will be under water, but Republicans want to stick their fingers in the Pentagon’s ears and go “Nah-nah-nah-nah-nah-nah-nah-nah-nah-nah-nah.”
Supporters say they want the military focused on enemies such as the Islamic State group, not rising seas.
Critics say flooding is a formidable foe as well.
“It’s kind of hard to attack the enemy when your base is underwater,” said Rep. Bobby Scott, a Southeast Virginia Democrat who voted against the ban.
The Republican Party, the party of willful ignorance.
More at the link.
And, in more news of willful ignorance . . . .
Thom interviews Dr. Michael Mann about climate change and media malpractice.