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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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Doggone Days of August 0

Title:  Broken Climate Records.  Frame One:  Polar bear on shrinking ice, labeled

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Keeping (Climate) Change under Wraps 0

Links referenced in this story: The Kansas City Star and Politico.

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Forecast 0

TV weather man pointing to map saying,

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Meanwhile, in related news . . . .

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The Climates They Are a-Changing 0

And not at a glacial rate . . . .

(Mike is so upset that he almost forgets to swear.)

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The Climates They Are a-Changing 0

Image:  Wimblecom competitors playing tennis waist-deep in wather.  Voice from crowd says,

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In the Forecast: A Storm of Stupid 0

Farron marvels at Donald Trump’s claim that a cleaner environment will somehow harm poor and minority persons.

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Objectiveng to Science 0

At the Bangor Daily News, Basav Sen of the Climate Policy Project at the Institute for Policy Studies outlines the Trump administration’s war on science. A snippet:

Recently, the Department of Energy began referring to natural gas as “freedom gas,” which sounds like something straight out of satire site The Onion. Unintentional humor aside, this choice of terminology resembles the calculated debasement of language by totalitarian states.

Last November, when a report by government scientists contradicted Trump’s position and showed that the United States will suffer devastating consequences from climate change, the president simply declared that reality was irrelevant. “I don’t believe it” was his response.

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