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The Climates They Are a-Changing 0

Earlier this week I linked to a news report about how sea level rise due to climate change is causing the salinization of farmland. Yesterday brought came a another story about salt-water encroachment in a completely different location. A snippet:

Scientists estimate the age of black gums in an old-growth forest surrounded by Bear Swamp in Cumberland County ranges from 400 to 500 years, making it among the most ancient of trees in the most ancient forest of its kind surviving in the Northeast U.S.

But sea-level rise fueled by warmer oceans and sinking land is pushing saltwater ever closer to the trees, with the potential to kill them in the not-so-distant future.

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The Diet of Worms 0

Book entitled

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In related news, my local rag has a long Washington Post article about how sea-level rise and result salt infusion in groundwater is rendering some coastal farmlands infertile.

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The Last Voyage 0

Title:  Feeding time on the Climate Change Deniers cruise.  Image:  Ship labeled S. S. Darwin surrounded by hungry polar bears on shrinking ice floes.

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The Environmental Pollution Panel 0

Cartoon lampooning Trump's pick to head his own climate change panel for having said,

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The Climates They Are a-Changing 0

Two giant intelligent bugs in living room, one watching television and the other reading a newspaper.  The one reading says,

Via The Bob Cesca Show Blog.

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The Conservative Climate Con 0

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The Climates They Are a-Changing 0

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The Climates They Are a-Changing 0

Learn more about the events Farron refers to.

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No News Is No News 0

I know it’s really really cold in parts of the country and I am in no way wishing to minimize that–in face, I’m glad that we’re not in the path of the blast–but this item is, as Zandar is fond of saying, StupidiNews.

Remember, I worked for the railroad for 25 years.

There’s nothing new about railroads’ putting hotpots next to switches to keep switches from icing up. As I write this, it’s -19 Fahrenheits in Chicago. The hotpots would likely be there were it +19 Fahrenheits, if icing were a threat.

The AP should be ashamed of itself.

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Meanwhile, Off the Radar . . . 0

. . . our local NOAA weather station’s radar is broken (that’s the one linked to over there—->, on the sidebar), and, due to the Trumpian temper tantrum, repairs are blowing in the wind.

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Misdirectioned Play 0

Donald Trump facing southwestern border saying,

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You can argue that it’s also a misdirection play, as Russia is over there———————>.

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Worst Responder 0

Donald Trump in fireman's gear next to fire engine at curb in front of burning house:  I don't believe in fire.

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The Climates They Are a-Changin’ 0

Title:  By the Dawn's Early Light.  Image:  Fire labeled

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Here it is mid-November and we’ve not yet had a hard freeze or even a frost in these parts.

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“A Little Bit at a Time and Then All at Once” 0

That’s the comedian’s answer to “How do you go broke?”

I think it will also turn out to be answer to “How does climate change happen?”

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The Climates They Are a-Changing 0

Air conditioning. In November.

When I was growing up in these parts, by this time, I’d have been wearing my Air Force style parka to go for walks in the evening.

Words fail me.

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Water Hazard 0

Donald Trump at Mar-a-Largo playing golf in five feet of water as a fish looks on.  Trump is saying,

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The Climates They Are a-Changing 0

Follow the money.

Aside:

It’s another 80-Fahrenheit day here in October. This is not normal. Or perhaps it’s the new normal.

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The Climates They Are a-Changing 0

Caption:  As the Carolinas recover from hurricane Florence, hurricane Donald continues to wreak havoc.  Image:  Weather lady in front of map showing sea level rise in the southeast; wild fires, drought, and extreme temperatures in the west; and ocean warming in the north Atlantic.  In the center, Donald Trump as the eye of a violent hurricane is saying,

In these parts, it’s mid-September and the temperature is still in the mid-80s. This is not normal.

Image via The Bob Cesca Show Blog.

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Weather Channel Weirdness 0

Disaster pr0n.

It’s what they do.

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Self-Appointed 0

This is weird:

Businesses in Ocean View reported that people in fluorescent vests told them to shut down and leave because they are in an evacuation zone, Crouch said. She didn’t know which neighborhood the NextDoor report came from.

Crouch said that these people are not Norfolk employees and that the city would never force people to leave evacuation zones. “That’s absolutely a personal decision.”

The city is trying to identify these folks.

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