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The Climates They Are a-Changing* . . . 0

. . . and Republican Senators don’t want anyone to talk about it.

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*Just for example, I went cycling today in a tee-shirt and gym shorts in November for Pete’s sake. And we’ve been running that AC all week. In November. This is beyond being a fluke.

I fear for my grandchildren.

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The Climates They Are A-Changing 0

It’s the end of October and I turned on the AC because of the humidity. When I was a young ‘un, I’d have been wearing my winter coat by now.

We are well past the climate change tipping point and there’s no going back, however many electric cars persons may buy.

The asteroid is coming, and it is us.

Afterthought:

The trees haven’t even lost their leaves yet.

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The Storm This Time 0

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Cars of the Future 0

Title:  Climate Change Vehicles.  Image:  Cars labeled

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We ignore climate change at our peril, but, frankly, I fear we are well past the tipping point. I do not see humankind capable of the global cooperation that is required to combat it. To be blunt, I fear that climate change will become our own self-inflicted asteroid which we will prove incapable of averting.

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The Crypto Con 0

From El Reg:

Far from being the “digital gold” some claim, Bitcoin’s relative climate change impact is greater than the beef industry, and over seven times more than actual gold mining.

Details at the link.

Via Le Show, where Harry Shearer suggests that homo is definitely not sapiens.

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When It Rains on Their Parade . . . . 0

Republican elephant standing if from of a house devastated by hurricane with a boat sitting in the yard says,

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Stray Question 0

Bob Molinaro, sportswriter extraordinaire, asks:

Do the Weather Channel’s Jim Cantore and other storm swept exhibitionists know how foolish they look trying to stand up to hurricane force winds for the benefit of the cameras? It’s not reporting, it’s a stupid stunt.

Aside:

Methinks the Weather Channel looks ghoulishly forward to weather disasters. They are a ratings win for them.

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When the Lights Go Out . . . . 0

Frame One:  Man readubg newspaper with the headline,

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The Disinformation Superhighway 0

Temperature tantrums.

Words fail me.

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Dominion 0

Caption:  An ancient dream comes true.  Image:  Frame One:  Man in desert wasteland says,

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I am not sanguine.

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A Picture Is Worth . . . . 0

Frame One:  Polar bear standing on shrinking ice floes.  Frame Two:  Couple standing in front of house looking a dry, parched landscape.

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Tony Norman has more.

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Science, Republican Style 0

Republican Elephant standing amidst a forest in a raging wildfire says,

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Natural Selection at Work 0

Map of solar system with Earth labeled

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The Climates They Are a-Changing 2

Weather forecaster points to a map showing the northern hemisphere ablaze with wild fires and heat waves.  At the bottom of the screen, Chyron reads,

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

man driving in car while listening to the news.  Voice from radio says,

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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Aside:

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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