19 January 2017 · Comments Off on The Climates They Are a-Changing · Categories: Weather or Not

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.

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06 January 2017 · Comments Off on Snowmageddon · Categories: Weather or Not

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?

21 December 2016 · Comments Off on Branding · Categories: Republican Lies, Weather or Not

Title:  Scarlet Letter.  Image:  Trump brown-shirts walk away from man holding

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10 December 2016 · Comments Off on Denial Is Not Just a River in Egypt. It’s a Party Line. · Categories: Weather or Not

Caption:  Republicans on Climate Change.  Image:  Titanic sinking prow first, with stern rising into the air.  Voice from the stern says,

Via PoliticalProf.

15 October 2016 · Comments Off on You’ve Heard of Dune Buggies? · Categories: Weather or Not

Now learn about buggy dunes.

21 September 2016 · Comments Off on Headline of the Day · Categories: Weather or Not

Hampton Roads flooded with rain — nearly 8 inches have fallen with more on the way

(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.)

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09 September 2016 · Comments Off on Signs of the Approaching Winter · Categories: Weather or Not

Forebodings of frost are in the forefront.

Thieves drove a U-Haul truck up to a Brunswick dealership that sells power equipment late Sunday, loading up the cargo box with a dozen snowblowers – each weighing hundreds of pounds and worth a total of about $30,000 – before fleeing.

01 September 2016 · Comments Off on The Climates They Are a-Changing · Categories: Too Stupid for Words, Weather or Not

Via Raw Story.

19 August 2016 · Comments Off on The Climates They Are a-Changing · Categories: Weather or Not

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18 August 2016 · Comments Off on Pollinators in Peril · Categories: Weather or Not

06 August 2016 · Comments Off on The Climates They Are a-Changing · Categories: Weather or Not

Thom points out that, when it comes to Republicans and climate change, the hoax gets in their lies.

31 July 2016 · Comments Off on A Picture of Willful Ignorance · Categories: Political Theatre, Weather or Not

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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.”

Tacked on to defense spending bills passed by the House of Representatives: amendments forbidding the Pentagon from using federal dollars to study climate change or plan for its impacts.

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 . . . .

07 June 2016 · Comments Off on The Climates They Are a-Changing · Categories: Weather or Not

Thom interviews Dr. Michael Mann about climate change and media malpractice.

04 June 2016 · Comments Off on The Climates They Are a-Changing · Categories: Weather or Not

25 May 2016 · Comments Off on Water Hazard · Categories: Republican Hypocrisy, Weather or Not

04 May 2016 · Comments Off on Everybody’s a Critic · Categories: Political Theatre, Weather or Not

Via Mediaite.

03 May 2016 · Comments Off on The Climates They Are a-Changing · Categories: Weather or Not

Get ready for Exodus 2.0.

29 March 2016 · Comments Off on The Climates They Are a-Changing · Categories: Weather or Not

Storm clouds on the horizon . . . .

03 February 2016 · Comments Off on The Climates They are a-Changing · Categories: Personal Musings, Weather or Not

It’s February.

I’m running the air conditioning to dehumidify the joint.

Don’t you dare tell me that it’s a fluke of weather and not somehow related to climate.