From Pine View Farm

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“What We Have Here Is a Failure To Cogitate” 0

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Via Job’s Anger.

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The Climates They Are a-Changing 0

The lake effect.

The dinosaurs had their asteroid.

We have, well, us.

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The Reboot 0

Title:  Genesis 2.0.  Image:  Cave family gatthered about a fire.  Father says,

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If Alexa doesn’t do it soon, climate change will do it later.

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Facts Are What People Think 0

David and a caller discuss why so many persons disdain scientific fact.

Aside:

I think the caller gets it right. The effects of global warming are near and will be dire.

And I think we are well past the tipping point.

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The Climates They Are a-Changing . . . 0

. . . but some persons refuse to recognize the evidence of things seen.

At Psychology Today Blogs, Joe Pierre explores some of the reasons for climate change denialism.

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The Climates They Are a-Changing 0

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The Climates They Are a-Changing . . . 0

. . . yet Virginia’s Governor Trumpkin would deny the evidence of things seen.

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The Climates, They Are a-Changing 0

Water, water, everywhere disappears, nor any drop to drink.

Many years ago, I went tubing on the Colorado below Lake Powell. That was long before its level dropped below the “critical level.”

I fear for my grandchildren.

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The Climates They Are a-Changing, Wide World of Sports Dept. 0

The Local reports that Norwegian Paralympians returning from China fear for the future of their sports in the face of global warming.

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The Climates They Are a-Changing 0

It’s March 6 and I had to turn on the AC to remove humidity from the house.

But climate change is a myth.

Also, pigs, wings.

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The Climates They Are a-Changing 0

The dinosaurs did not know that the meteor was headed their way.

We see the meteor and choose to do (almost) nothing.

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The Climates They Are a-Changing 0

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The Climates They Are a-Changing 0

Afterthought:

Back in what we called the “back field” at Pine View Farm, to the left and way behind the pine trees in the picture at the top of this page, there is a steep slope with about a 20-foot drop where the soil is very sandy, so sandy, in fact, that at spots the soy beans my father used to plant there did not grow very well.

We always thought it was once a beach. Now it looks as if it will be a beach once more.

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The Climates They Are a-Changing 0

Fun fact:

If all land ice melted, sea level would rise approximately 70 meters (230 feet) worldwide.

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Road Hazards 0

It is generally considered unwise to drive in a blizzard. I had to do it once and it was one of the scariest experiences of my life.

Mind you, it wasn’t a blizzard when I started out. We broke up our meeting early to beat the snow, but the snow won. Somehow, I made it home in my Chevette–a half-drive that took an hour and a half–where we remained snowed in for the better part of a week.

Sadly, we seem to be nearing peak unwisdom.

Afterthought:

I was living in Arlington, Va., at the time. That was the storm in which a jet crashed into the Potomac.

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Decorated 0

Ubuntu MATE with the Fluxbox window manager. The wallpaper is from my Christmas collection.

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I have been having trouble getting into the Christmas spirit this year. Part of the problem is that it’s been a year of lousy news, but I think an even bigger issue has been that the climates they are a-changing. When the temperature’s in the 70’s, it just doesn’t seem very Christmasy for these parts.

For Pete’s sake, I drove to the recycling center with the top of my new(er) Mustang convertible down a couple of weeks ago.

In December.

(I must admit, though, that the last few days have felt a bit more like winter late fall.)

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All the News that Fits 0

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The Climates They Are a-Changing 0

Historian Alfred McCoy is not sanguine (and I fear believe that he is far more right than wrong in his predictions).

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All the News that Fits, Reprise 0

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Too Little, Too Late 0

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